NEWSPAPER AS THE MEANS OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: ALTERNATIVE NEWSPAPER (STRASBOURG/FRANCE

Büyükaslan, Ali and Albayrak, Muhamed Akif (2014) NEWSPAPER AS THE MEANS OF INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: ALTERNATIVE NEWSPAPER (STRASBOURG/FRANCE. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Newspaper is defined by the dictionary of Turkish Language Institution as “a publication which provides information on subjects such as politics, economy, culture and others, and which is published daily or for certain amount of periods.” However, modern era necessitates different definitions of the terms parallel to particular transformations. In this regard, the concept of newspaper needs to be redefined in terms of its definition and function. Modern societies have certain characteristics such as living together, being mobile and existing together with different cultures. Newspapers in modern societies position themselves within different cultures and undertake bilingual publishing facilities, which include the coexistence of different cultures. Published at Strasbourg in France, Alternative Newspaper, which occupies an important role in developing relations between Turkish citizens living in Europe and the societies that they live in, and which contributes to the preservation of identities and cultures of Turkish citizens abroad, will be the main subject of this paper. Dealing with problems of identity and culture due to the assimilationist policies that they face in host countries, Turkish citizens had the chance to enjoy their cultural identities and develop communication among them by means of this newspaper. In this research, we’ll analyze ALTERNATIVE NEWSPAPER within the context of newspaper’s function in intercultural communication. There are various factors, which make possible the analysis of the unique characteristics of this newspaper in this research, including the 7-year period that it has been published so far (with the title Alternative Newspaper since 2011), and its bilingual publication. Alternative Newspaper becomes an important counterpart of intercultural communication since it facilitates communication between the Turks living in Strasbourg and French society. This research will undertake a contextual analysis in terms of intercultural communication, as it will examine the ways in which Alternative Newspaper attempts to become a means of communication between different cultures. Keywords: Intercultural Communication, Newspaper, Alternative Newspaper

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 19:05
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2016 19:05
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3353

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