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Discourse Analysis of Farsi on Web

Khosravi, Sadra (2009) Discourse Analysis of Farsi on Web. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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What is the difference between standard Farsi discourse (introduced by officials) and the counter-discourse (in youth on-line sub-culture)? In the first stance, our study looks like text-mining. But we will go further and focus on critical discourse analysis of the WebPages. The case we are using in current research can be divided to the official websites & unofficial webpages. The former refers to two institutional sites in the Internet, in charge of maintaining and expanding Farsi among Iranian users. The latter is going to be operationalized on Yahoo360 pages/blogs used by Iranian members. Then I will compare the results between the official/dominant discourse & the popular/evolving counter-discourse. When there's a lock, there's a key. Iranians have adopted Internet (as an example of ICT) well. Why absorption of cultural considerations (like concerns about Farsi) in using such a technology wasn't successful then? Having known what are the characteristics of the Farsi discourse & its counter-discourse (both on web), we can anticipate of their future trends. Then we can find a solution to fill the gap between them; a solution which neither denies historical heritage of Farsi, nor the dynamic circumstances.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Farsi, Discourse, Cultural Policy, Internet User, Youth Culture
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:200
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:24 Jan 2009 08:45
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:11

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