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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 32, January-June 2021


Beatriz Rodríguez Cuadrado Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid, España
José Antonio Ruiz San Román Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Title Information management strategies on the Spanish monarchy in an English digital newspaper Summary This paper approaches one of the subtle ways of presenting biased information. It analyses the discursive strategies employed by The Guardian to inform about the Spanish monarchy at a critical moment, the period in which the abdication of King Juan Carlos I took place. The discourse analysis is used based on the theory of unpoliteness (Brown and Levinson, 1987). The corpus includes all the news about the Spanish monarchy that have in its headline the words Spain or Spanish during the years 2013 and 2014 and that appeared in the digital version of this English newspaper. Some of the news are analysed in greater detail depending on their relevance. The results showed how the British newspaper uses different discursive mechanisms, including insinuation, metaphor, symbology or references to the Shakespearean literary world, which contribute to a distorted image of reality. Keywords Monarchy; fake news; misinformation; media; language; United Kingdom; public opinion; The Guardian.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n32a2

Edita: Universidad CEU San Pablo

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