Ideology and Audience in the Translation of ‘Geneva Joint Plan of Action’: Focus on BBC, VOA, and Press TV

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1 English Department, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch, Shahreza, Iran

2 English Department, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

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< p>This study aimed to investigate how and to what extent news agencies namely BBC, VOA and Press TV may manipulate a political or any given source text ideologically, as to suit their affiliations, how they present the news items and how that affects the audience. To this end, the researcher selected news items mainly in the form of audiovisual material broadcast by the mentioned news agencies regarding the interim agreement of Geneva. Drawing mainly on Van Dijk’s (2004) CDA Socio-Cognitive Framework, the news items which were mostly in form of audio-visual material were transcribed and then analyzed to find out what proportions of the information extracted from these news items were ideologically manipulated compared to the source text and in what order. It was revealed that Lexicalization, Evidentiality and Implication were the most prominent strategies used in BBC, Lexicalization, Number Game and Authority were the most used strategies in VOA and Lexicalization, Categorization and Negative Other-Presentation were the strategies mostly used in Press TV.

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  • Receive Date: 23 February 2021
  • Revise Date: 14 March 2021
  • Accept Date: 06 April 2021
  • First Publish Date: 06 April 2021