• Mohamed Douifi
Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)


In broad terms, this study has attempted to project the embodiment of ideology in language through the prism of a cross-disciplinary methodology whose core theoretical insights were informed by van Dijk’s socio-cognitive model. Discourse or, in a traditional sense, language use was taken as an object to analyse with reference to the controversial involvement of Blair’s government in the 2003 Iraq War. Stated differently, in order to provide a critique about Britain’s role in the build-up to the military action against Saddam’s regime, this book has focused narrowly on the power of language in the construction, legitimization and reproduction of the warfare ideology in Blair’s political discourse and the narratives of the British quality papers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Douifi
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  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of Algiers-2AlgiersAlgeria

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