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Sadiq Bhanbhro

This study analysed newspaper coverage related to ‘honour killings’ in Pakistan using a critical discourse analysis approach. The objective was to elucidate the,social effects of honour-based murders from this discourse including the relationships of the incidents and the people represented. The study examined the reports of three Pakistani English-language dailies that reiterate transecting norms relating to ethnicity, culture, class and gender. Such transections illustrate centralvalues of Pakistani society in context of honour-based murders as ‘tribal, feudal and patriarchal.’ The study found that the overuse of the terms ‘Honour Killing’ and ‘Karo-Kari’ are clichéd in the newspapers portraying such murders; the overuse of which has formed legitimacy around the act that is not deserved. The newspaper production and depiction of honour-based murder incidents as cultural,with its basis in the remnants of feudal, tribal and patriarchal only, is misleading and such interpretation conceals the possible connections with other social, economic, and political factors. The print media discourse presenting honour-based murders, as incidences outside the framework of law and public policy, evades the problematisation of law and policy domains. The reporting and illustration of honour-based murders were restricted to a victim-perpetrator sphere that,camouflages the involvement of other actors such as family, community and clan. The newspapers represent the discourse of honour-based murder as a family/private matter, which provides a pretext to the state institutions including police, judiciary, and district administration to circumvent intervention. The,analysis revealed that the newspapers have constructed and embodied the discourse,related to the practice of honour-based violence as a part of a cultural value system, in which ‘family honour’ is valued more than anything. This culturalised explanation makes it hard to challenge such argument, and the discourse limits the understanding of factors, mechanisms and actors that maintain and encourage such practices.

Lois Presser, Jennifer L. Schally and Christine Vossler

stated perspective on oneself (as compassionate) is surely an aspect of identity, it is too narrow in our view. We also self-identify in terms of our capacity to act. And avowals of one’s agency may not necessarily be explicit or mindful, though they are discoverable through discourse analysis. If, as

Joshua B. Hill and Julie Banks

with the use of animal terminology in the general population and its reflection of the inherent power dynamics that are at play when animal-language is used. While linguistic analysis is not new, there has been recent expansion of the analysis, in particular, in regards to discourse analysis (Encinas

Steffen Bay Rasmussen

diplomacy, discourse analysis Introduction This is not an exercise in ‘national branding’; it is not ‘propaganda’, because we know that this does not work. It is the recognition of a fundamental shift, and especially so in relatively open societies, in how power, influence and decision-making have spread

Banu Saatçi and Emrah Karakuş

Page 3 sections of the newspapers are mostly known for the use of erotic images accompanied with the magazine life. In Turkey, these pages have come up to be the sections where the news for domestic violence, child abuse and rape cases are published. In this study, we aim at analysing how violence against/by women and LGBT individuals are represented in the Turkish media through a discourse analysis of third pages in online Turkish newspapers published after 2007. Along with the findings of our research, we argue that the narratives of the online news concerning the violence against women and LGBT individuals trivialise this violence through tabloidization, individualization and moralization. The news on Page 3 legitimize the violence and reproduce conservative values by applying to reasoning of general moral principles as well as justifying and romanticizing even the cases of honour-killing as ‘love-murders’.

Peter Jones

Peter E. Jones Discourse and the Materialist Conception of History: Critical Comments on Critical Discourse Analysis Introduction 1 W h a t p l a c e d o e s t h e s t u d y a n d a n a l y s i s o f ‘discourse’ – that is, of the production and use of t e x t s ( s p o k e n , w r i t t e n , e


Rita Zaltsman

This is a study of the use of English as a language of intercultural communication (as a lingua franca) in virtual global educational settings.1 The work is based on the discourse analysis of the cross-cultural online seminar IKARUS: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Learning Environments, supported by the European Commission, as part of its project on distance education. The linguistic problems of English as a lingua franca of virtual educational settings are related to cross-cultural communication between contextually different cultures (juxtaposition high/low, cultural dichotomy of West-East). The linguacultural aspects of intercultural online learning are examined and the issues of “electronic English” are discussed. The paper concludes with the most relevant findings of the study.

Elizabeth Aulette-Root

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156914910X487988 PGDT 9 (2010) 173-198 P E R S P E C T I V E S O N G L O B A L D E V E L O P M E N T A N D T E C H N O L O G Y Khomanani: Critical Discourse Analysis of South Africa State-Funded Publications on HIV Elizabeth