Romania in the British Written Press: a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) Perspective
calendar_month 25 Apr 2013, 00:00
CUPRINS

ARGUMENT……………………………………………………………………...........………5
I. Theoretical preliminaries
1. On discourse and discourse analysis………………………………….........…………7
1.1. Discourse as verbal structure…………………………………….........................……9
1.2. Discourse as action and interaction in society…………………......................……10
1.3. Discourse and Context……………………………………………...............................14
1.4. Principles of discourse analysis…………………………………........................…..15
2. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA): definition, aims, basic concepts….........……...17
2.1. Defining CDA………………………………………………...............................……….17
2.2. Aims of critical discourse analysis…………………………........................………..20
2.3. Basic concepts of Critical Discourse Analysis……………………......................…22
2.3.1. Macro versus micro level(s)……………………………......................................….22
2.3.2. Power as control…………………………………….......................................……...23
3. On CDA and Media Discourse………………………………………...............………..30
3.1. News Schemata………………………………………………...........................……...31
3.2. News Categories ………………………………………...........................…………….33

II. Romanians and the United Kingdom
1. Short history of the Romanian migration to the UK………………..............…………36
1.1. Causes of the Romanian migration…………………………….......................…….36
1.2. The Romanian community in the United Kingdom……………......................……37
1.3. History……………………………………………………………...............................….37
2. An overview of some British newspapers:……………………….............…………...40
2.1. Ideology of “The Guardian” ……………………………………...........................…...40
2.2. Ideology of “Daily Mail” ………………………………………...............................…...42



III. Romania in the British written press: practical application of CDA on newspaper articles……………………………………………………………….43
3.1. Daily Mail, 5th of July 2010, By Royal Demand: Transform your view of Romania and follow Prince Charles to Transylvania, by Graham Norwood……………………………………………………….43
3.2. The Guardian, 23rd of May 2008, True Europeans, by Brendan O’Neill…………………………………………………………………................................…47
3.3. Daily Mail, 23rd of May 2007, 120 immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria arrive in Britain every day to be circus stars, by James Slack and Matthew Hickley……………………………………..53
Conclusions………………………………………………………………….................……56
Appendix……………………………………………………………………....................…....57
Bibliography……………………………………………………………………......................67
Sources……………………………………………………………………..................……...68