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An Ideological Square of the "First World" Versus the "Third World" in Newspaper Discourse: A Case Study of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

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dc.title An Ideological Square of the "First World" Versus the "Third World" in Newspaper Discourse: A Case Study of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake en
dc.contributor.author Trčková, Dita
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-276-3
dc.date.issued 2013
utb.relation.volume 4
dc.citation.spage 95
dc.citation.epage 102
dc.event.title 4th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2012-09-05
dc.event.edate 2012-09-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2012/FromTheoryToPractice2012.pdf
dc.subject newspaper discourse en
dc.subject earthquake en
dc.subject critical discourse analysis en
dc.subject ideological square en
dc.subject power asymmetry en
dc.description.abstract The paper investigates discursive devices employed in newspaper articles on the 2010 Haiti earthquake to represent the First World, mainly the USA, and the Third World Haiti, with regard to ascription of blame for the catastrophe. It reveals that van Dijk's ideological square of US versus THEM is applied in the discourse as the First World's positive characteristics, such as help, are emphasized, while negative characteristics, such as contribution to and partial responsibility for poor socio-economic conditions in Haiti, are de-emphasized. Conversely, negative characteristics of Haitians, such as helplessness and dependence, are foregrounded. Such a portrayal implicitly establishes power asymmetry between the two groups of social actors. As its methodology, the paper employs critical discourse analysis, incorporating multimodal analysis as well. The corpus is comprised of 45 articles on the 2010 Haiti earthquake gathered from The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1003559
utb.identifier.obdid 43870069
utb.identifier.wok 000325381100007
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 68812
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trčková, Dita
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