Ideological Discourse Analysis of the Functions of Feedback Comments on Online Reports of Socio-political Crises in Nigeria
This study examines discursive strategies in online news feedback platforms and their possible impact on readers‟ opinions and ideological perspectives. It argues that discourse forms and patterns in these platforms tend to reveal subjective value judgments, and these have the potential of moulding public opinions and social attitudes. Data comprises 201 reader comments collected from online...
Published at Covenant Journal of Language Studies (CJLS)
Published in 2013
Ajiboye Esther » Esther Ajiboye is a doctoral candidate and Assistant Lecturer of English in Covenant University.Her research interests are Critical Discourse Analysis,(New)Media Discourse, Crisis Discourse,Language in Society, Language and Identity. She is driven by a deeply rooted motivation to make meaningful contributions to existing literature in her research areas. view full profile
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