Scientific Steps Group

A Critical Stylistics of Terrorism in Selected Newspapers

July 24, 2023

This study deals with the way the concept ‘terrorism’ has been dealt in selected newspapers’ reports. The date is gathered from reports published on the web sites of those selected newspapers, specifically two reports from New York Times. This study aims to show how ‘terrorism’ is dealt with stylistically from the linguistic point of view. In order to achieve the purpose of this study, it is necessary to solve the problem of how ‘terrorism’ is considered in newspapers’ reports. Thus, it is hypothesized that linguistic manipulation is one way used to convey the idea of terrorism. In order to analyse the data, Jeffries’s textual conceptual model Strategies (2010) will be adapted. It concluded that newspapers are different among them due to a certain policy followed in that country or to achieve a certain purpose. Thus, particular vocabularies are chosen for a purpose.