A Transitivity Analysis of the Arab Revolutions Representation in Western Newspapers: the Washington Post, the Guardian and le Figaro as Case Study.

https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i3.344

Authors

  • aymane Edouihri Phd student, Sidi Mohamed ben Abdlah university Fes, Morocco
  • Yahya yachouti Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdllah University

Keywords:

the Arab revolutions; representation; transitivity analysis; newspaper articles

Abstract

The earthshaking event of the Arab revolutions profoundly impacted international relations and sparked heated discussions and analysis of East and West encounters´ legacy. Such sizable opportunity is creates an interesting momentum in revisiting western representation of the orient. Such representation traditionally feeds on colonial discourse´s binarisms, polarization and othering. Thus, this paper aims at examining western press discourse on the Arab Spring through transitivity analysis. The analysis examines the Washington Post, the Guradian and le Figaro´s articles written about the Arab revolutions. Enlightened by Systemic Functional Linguistics, transitivity analysis unveils the embedded constructs in the process types, goals and actors deployed by the newspapers´ articles writers.

 

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Author Biographies

aymane Edouihri, Phd student, Sidi Mohamed ben Abdlah university Fes, Morocco

Aymane Edouihri is Ph.D student at Sidi Mohamed Ben abdllah faculty of Arts and Humanities Fes, Morocco . He got his BA from the faculty of Arts and Humanities Ibn Tofail, Kenitra. He is a high school English teacher. He got his Masters degree in linguistic and Literary Studies Ain Chok Casablanca. He participated in the international conference on Identity in the 21st Century: New Realities New Challenges in 2017 as well as in the international conference on diaspora at Sidi Mohamed Ben  Abdlah university in 2019.

Yahya yachouti, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdllah University

Dr. Yahya Yachouti is professor of English at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdllah university Fes, Morocco. He  is Vice-Director (and one of the founders) of the Research Lab : “Discourse, Creativity and Society: Perception and Implications.” (Discreso) Founder and Coordinator of the Research Group: Space, Culture and Globalization. Dr. Yachouti is a specialist of Afro-American gender studies and post-colonial studies.

 

Published

2020-09-18

How to Cite

Edouihri, aymane, & Yahya yachouti. (2020). A Transitivity Analysis of the Arab Revolutions Representation in Western Newspapers: the Washington Post, the Guardian and le Figaro as Case Study. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 2(3), 153-169. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i3.344