ERIC Number: EJ894632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
News Reporting in the Philippines: English in Print Media
Dayag, Danilo T.
World Englishes, v29 n3 p349-363 Sep 2010
This study aims to determine how a hostage drama in Iraq involving an overseas Filipino worker was framed in English-language newspapers in the Philippines. Data came from the July 9-25, 2004 issues of five leading English-language broadsheets in the Philippines. The study found that the event was given maximum salience and prominence by the newspapers. In addition, the participant "Philippine government" was foregrounded; the rest of the participants were backgrounded. In terms of activity, the performative verbs "saying" and "asking" were assigned to the topicalized/thematized participants in the data, thus making these participants agents or actors.
Descriptors: Printed Materials, News Reporting, Foreign Countries, Newspapers, English (Second Language), Verbs, Discourse Analysis, Terrorism, Employees, Foreign Nationals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq; Philippines