SPACE AND ISLAM: MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF ARAB MUSLIM ASTRONAUTS IN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE NEWS: A DISCOURSE STRUCTURE ANALYSIS
Through an examination of discourse structure, this paper investigates the relationship between language and space in the context of mass media. It proposes ways in which the analysis of language can cast light on how mediation affects the depiction of individuals, locations, and events. It aims to describe the critical discourse analysis based on van Dijk's (2008) approach to highlight the macro, super, and microstructures in the selected online media and to realise how the writer has reproduced the text and how the language is utilised. The data are collected in the form of fragments of an article and the data source is the main website of CNN.com, on March 22, 2023. The findings reveal that that the use of definite terminology, sentences, certain devices and meaning are seen as a way to influence the public opinion since the writer expresses by words his beliefs in the text. The benefit of these studies is that they help you understand the structure of the text.
Keywords: Discourse Structure, Space, Critical Discourse Analysis, Van Dijk’s Approach