Intertextual borrowings in ideologically competing discourses:The case of the Middle East

Kawakib Momani (1) , Muhammad A. Badarneh (2) , Fathi Migdadi (3)
(1) , Jordan
(2) Jordan University of Science & Technology , Jordan
(3) Jordan University of Science & Technology , Jordan


This study examines ideologically driven intertextual borrowings in political discourse in light of political events related to the Middle East. Its primary concern is to explore the ideological struggle and power relations governing the production of political text. For this purpose, this study analyses a variety of texts on the Middle East in both Arabic and English. These texts are analyzed through a multi-dimensional approach of Critical Discourse Analysis. It is argued that what sometimes seems to be an innocent and neutral historical reference, including quotations, hides much more dynamism and involvement that is not less ideologically driven than directly stated stances.

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Kawakib Momani (Primary Contact)
Muhammad A. Badarneh
Fathi Migdadi
Author Biographies

Kawakib Momani

Kawakib Momani is assistant professors in the Department of English at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. The first author teaches courses in discourse analysis and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Her research interests include semiotics, political discourse, and bilingualism.

Muhammad A. Badarneh, Jordan University of Science & Technology

Muhammad A. Badarneh is teaches courses in pragmatics, stylistics, and ESP. His research interests include pragmatics, stylistics, translation, and rhetoric.

Fathi Migdadi, Jordan University of Science & Technology

Fathi Migdadi teaches courses in general linguistics. His research interests include pragmatics, conversation analysis, and bilingualism.

Momani, K., Badarneh, M. A., & Migdadi, F. (2010). Intertextual borrowings in ideologically competing discourses:The case of the Middle East. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 10(1), 1‚Äď13.

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