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A critical discourse analysis on the language of food bloggers in Lebanon. (c2018)

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dc.contributor.author Khansa, Tala El
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-08T08:57:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-08T08:57:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-03-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8589
dc.description.abstract Food bloggers are people who write about food in a blog. They share their experiences, identity, and honest opinions, and give readers personal narratives of their experiences at restaurants. The purpose of the study is to explore the language of food bloggers and its perceived impact on readers, and it analyzes the critical discourse of language they use. Four instruments were used to collect data for the study. Questionnaires were distributed online to 52 verified food bloggers on the Zomato application. Eleven followers/ readers were interviewed face-to-face. Document analysis of 52 verified food bloggers accounts on Zomato application and on 30 Instagram accounts were done. The same food bloggers were observed in 11 participant observation meetups. Findings reveal that food bloggers use many language aspects in their reviews; they tend to use descriptive language to talk about the food, and they code switch from one language to another most of the time. Findings also reveal that food bloggers’ language have a great impact on their readers and on restaurants’ reputations. Recommendations for further research on language of food bloggers are suggested. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Language and the Internet en_US
dc.subject Internet and language en_US
dc.subject Communication and technology en_US
dc.subject Discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject Food -- Blogs en_US
dc.title A critical discourse analysis on the language of food bloggers in Lebanon. (c2018) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902145 en_US
dc.author.commembers Diab, Rula
dc.author.commembers Nabhani, Mona
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 166 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Bahous, Rima
dc.keywords Food blogger en_US
dc.keywords Food blogs en_US
dc.keywords Discourse analysis en_US
dc.keywords Critical discourse analysis en_US
dc.keywords Foodies en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography : leaves 83-87. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2018.75 en_US
dc.author.email tala.elkhansa@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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