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Title:

Terms of reference and discursive representations: A case study with Saddam Hussein in the 1991 Gulf War

Creator:

Kuosmanen, Sonja

Keywords:

term of reference ; naming ; corpus ; Persian Gulf War ; Saddam Hussein

Abstract:

This study investigates connections between terms of reference and discursive frames using U.S. newspaper reports on the 1991 Gulf War and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as a case study. Combining results from a quantitative and qualitative analysis of different terms of reference, three discursive frames were identified: The Statesman, The Madman and Our Saddam. The most common discursive frame was of a foreign head of state. Newspapers also included representations that both demonized Saddam Hussein and discussed him in the context of Middle Eastern in-groups. Previous research has highlighted the demonization of Saddam Hussein in news reports during the war, but the findings of this study suggest that an overtly demonizing discursive frame was a minority view. However, its use nonetheless showed lasting impact beyond the end of the military operation. Press reports thus showed more varied and ambivalent representations than previous analyses may have suggested.

Place of publishing:

Kielce

Physical description:

s. 227-250

ISSN:

2299-5900

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Date issued:

2020

Type:

tekst

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

doi:10.25951/4365

Language:

angielski

Is part of:

Token : A Journal of English Linguistics

Has part:

vol. 10/2020

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