Audience Interaction in Iranian English Newspapers

seyed Jamal Ebrahimi, Seyed Foad Ebrahimi


Abstract- The present paper seeks to explore the role of metadiscourse markers in newspapers material as a kind of persuasive writing. Metadiscourse analysis is the study of how discourse talk about discourse or writing about writing. To fulfil the above mentioned purpose,  two kinds of news were chosen from two Iranian newspapers written in English language, namely Tehran Times and Iran Daily. The first is a sample of front page news and the other is a kind of economic news. Data analysis was done based on Ӓdel (2010) model of metadiscourse taxonomy. Findings suggest that samples of Managing the Message metadiscourse were available in Iran Daily newspaper only.


Metadiscourse, Newspaper discourse, Audience Interaction

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