RE-CONTEXTUALISATION OF MALALA’S IDEA REGARDING MARRIAGE: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Critical Discourse Analysis is a field of applied linguistics that discloses text hidden ideology or agenda. It seeks the relationship between power, hegemony and language. The interview of Malala yousafzai in the British fashion magazine Vogue “I know the power of a young girl how carries in her heart” is critically analyzed using the Fairclough 3D model as a research tool to find out the hidden ideology and to re-contextualize her ideas regarding relationships. The present study explores Malala’s personal ideas about marriage institution in her interview through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis. The goal of the research report is to find out how Malala yousafzai through her linguistic choices of lexical and syntactic structures and overall linguistic structures in the interview, has challenged the honor culture system of Pakistani society and re-contextualization of her ideas regarding marriage institution. This research is qualitative in nature based on the researcher’s subjective approach in interpretation of social, cultural and political meaning and also explores implicit and explicit massages which text carries. The research concludes that a text’s producer through linguistic choices from among the wide range options, projects ideology, and re-contextualization of ideas in different social settings within the text. Since the personal idea of Malala regarding relationships (marriage and partnership or cohabitation) they are general in nature because Malala is not pointing or promoting any specific culture she show her uncertainty of her mind. It informs the readers that how the use of simple words and syntactic structures in a unique way can shape the minds of the people in a particular society.