This study aims at investigating the stylistic variation in the media language of Jordan. The study explores this variation by analyzing some extracts from the opinion articles from both Al-Rai newspaper in Arabic and the Jordan Times newspaper in English in order to find out a justification for this variation. The study methodology is based on the contrastive analysis of the quotations from both newspapers in light of the critical discourse analysis theory. The study concludes that the stylistic variation in the media language of Jordan is due mainly to the status of readers and writers of the discourse and to the writers’ and readers’ cultural and national ideologies that influence the writers’ selections of words.
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