Interdiscursivity in Pakistani Drama Serials: A Study of Critical Discourse Analysis
Keywords:Interdiscursivity, critical discourse analysis, Pakistani Urdu dramas, Fairclough dimensional model, language strategies
The purpose of this study is to analyse the interdiscursivity of Pakistani dramas by applying critical discourse analysis to them. This article explores the nature, function, and use of interdiscursivity in four different Pakistani dramas. Baandi by Asma Nabeel, Cheekh by Zanjabeel Asim Shah, Baghi by Shazia Khan, Ab daikh Khuda Kia Karta hai by Syed Amer Ali Shah Husaini. This paper also deals with the strategies of language and how language is being practised by different characters in different dramas to show their cultural background through the lens of media. Fairclaugh's dimensional model has been used to analyse the data. The study also takes into account how interdiscursivity explores the hidden agenda behind these ideologies. This study aims to dig out scenes and characters from these four dramas. Discursive practises have been shown through the perspective of violence and hegemony created by the continuous practise of patriarchy in our society.
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