A Critical Discourse Analysis of Figurative Language in Pakistani English Newspapers

Rashid Mahmood, Misbah Obaid, Aleem Shakir


This research is a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of Figurative language in Pakistani English Newspapers. A corpus has been compiled from four English Newspapers: Dawn, The News, The Nation and The Express Tribune on the basis of best readership across the country. To extract the figures of speech, the wordlists comprised of various figures of speech has been compiled from the work of the previous researchers. Data has been analyzed on the basis of Richardson (2007) model of Newspaper evaluation through Critical Discourse Analysis. This research highlights the implicit function of figurative language in the English Newspapers. It explores how figurative language is used in communicating ideas to facilitate the readers and to uncover the manipulation through its usage.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v6i3.5412

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