Transitivity Analysis of Media Bias in some Selected Newspaper Reports about Yemen Conflict
Keywords:transitivity analysis, Yemen conflict, ideologies
This paper aims at conducting a transitivity analysis of the reports of two newspapers, namely, Tehran Times and Asharq Al-Awsat about Yemen conflict. The present paper is mainly limited to the critical discourse analysis of the newspaper reports that tackle Yemen war from March 2015 to December 2016. It aims at Investigating the existing biased, tendentious position as well as ideologies found in the two newspapers, namely, Tehran Times and Asharq Al-Awsat. The paper conducts both a qualitative and a quantitative discourse analysis depending on Halliday’s ‘Transitivity’ from his book ‘Systemic Functional Grammar’ (1994). The analysis of the reports of the two newspapers reveals that the reports of the two newspapers are not free from bias.
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