Week 22 - Discourse analysis

As we explore the importance of language, particularly in relation to history, we'll consider a current event that has been portrayed in different ways by different people.

Read the following accounts:

http://www.crethiplethi.com/most-of-the-activists-involved-in-the-violence-on-board-the-mavi-marmara-are-radical-islamists-and-anti-western/israel/2010/

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/120509/israel-will-not-apologize-to-turkey-says-yaalon.html

Evaluate the language used (identify key words used, and discourses that each account draws on).

How does the language used affect the impression you gain of the event.

Now check out the following sites for more different perspectives:

http://idfspokesperson.com/2010/07/13/videos-of-flotilla-incident-as-presented-by-eiland-team-of-experts-hebrew-version-13-july-2010/

http://www.freegaza.org/

In the discussion forum, contribute your views about this issue.