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Ahmed Fakhri

The field of discourse analysis is very heterogeneous and covers a wide range of language studies not only by linguists, but also by scholars from other disciplines such as sociology, rhetoric, and anthropology. For this reason the term ‘discourse analysis’ has often been assigned a variety of

D. Beybin Kejanlıoğlu, Çağla Kubilay and Nalan Ova

Beginning with the so-called ‘turban issue’ in universities in the 1980s, public discussion about women in the public sphere in Turkey has arisen due to the veiled women’s demand for a presence in public life. Since the banning of the veil in public life, Islamist columnists have been in a struggle against Kemalists to make the veil public, though there are different views on the limits of veiled women’s visibility in public life. By analyzing the content of hundreds of columns in five pro-Islamist newspapers, each representing a different faction among Islamists since 1997, this article reveals both the Islamist discourse vis-à-vis the Kemalist discourse on the public sphere and the conflicting gendered discourses among Islamists. This article suggests that there is an ongoing hegemony struggle among Islamist columnists about the presence of veiled women in the public sphere, contrary to their common position in the hegemony struggle against Kemalists.

TV Editorials and Elections

A Study in the Role of Implicitness, Intertextuality and Censorship in Lebanon

Dima Dabbous

penalties by the newly established SCEC . 4 Discourse Analysis and TV News Editorials News discourse has been extensively studied from a variety of perspectives: media perspectives, critical linguistics, social cognition and discourse-historical backgrounds (Murata 2007; Bell 1991

Leila Armanious

, especially for those who are not familiar with discourse analysis. However, it should be taken into account that Bentlage’s work, originally a dissertation, is written for a small circle of scholars familiar with the theoretical background. Putting aside some minor mistakes, like duplicate blanks or

Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Power

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Moroccan Magical Beliefs and Practices


Mohammed Maarouf

This book is intended to construct a basis for the understanding of the rites and practices associated with exorcism, or jinn eviction as it is performed within the maraboutic institution called zawiya. Jinn eviction as it occurs in the maraboutic institution reproduces ideologies and social hierarchies of traditional society through the use of a variety of healing symbols and rituals. These symbols are delved into for the benefit of understanding the perennial cultural foundations of the discourse and practice of power in Morocco. The result is an ethnography of possession that has combined meticulous ethnographic field work with critical discourse analysis.

Elaine van Dalen

This article provides a quantitative analysis of Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq’s ninth-century translation of Galen’s Commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms. It focuses in particular on the use of first person forms in both source and target texts. The present study categorises these forms into five semantic groups; namely (a) the personal expression of stance, (b) endophoric reference, (c) frame marking, (d) the expression of personal experience and (e) the impersonal expression of intersubjectivity. By employing these categories, the author shows that while Ḥunayn increases the use of personal forms in his translation, he does this to highlight the subjectivity of Galen’s text or enliven the translation, without making the text more subjective.

Shirin Haider

theoretical perspectives from Western feminist research on the genre of wom- en’s magazines, I adapt Lazar’s model of feminist critical discourse analysis (2005; hence- forth referred to as FCDA) to write a critique on the genre of popular Pakistani women’s magazines as linguistic and semiotic constructs


How Pro-government Netizens Explain the Coup Attempt to Western Audiences

Bilge Yesil

Methods The findings I present in this article are based on critical discourse analysis ( CDA ) of Twitter accounts and hashtags that served as key nodes in the dissemination of the AKP narrative to western audiences. On 15 July 2016, when I learned about the unfolding coup attempt, I spent

Common Words in Muslim-Christian Dialogue

A study of texts from the Common Word dialogue process


Vebjørn Horsfjord

In Common Words in Muslim-Christian Dialogue Vebjørn L. Horsfjord offers an analysis of texts from an international dialogue process between Christian and Muslim leaders. Through detailed engagement with the Muslim dialogue letter A Common Word between Us and You (2007) and a large number of Christian responses to it, the study analyses the dialogue process in the wake of the Muslim initiative and shows how the various texts gain meaning through their interaction.

The author uses tools from critical discourse analysis and speech act analysis and claims that the Islamic dialogue initiative became more important as an invitation to Muslim-Christian dialogue than as theological reflection. He shows how Christian leaders systematically chose to steer the dialogue process towards practical questions about peaceful coexistence and away from theological issues.

Deborah Goodwin

in the period, is demonstrated by the application of postcolonial discourse analysis to the psalms commentary by Herbert of Bosham. Keywords Christian Hebraism, postcolonial theory, postcolonial discourse analysis, Herbert of Bosham, medieval exegesis, Judaism, twelfth-century renaissance, Christian