International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Multiaccentual Child Discourse and Border Crossing in Hosseini’s the Kite Runner
Dr. Amna Saeed

This qualitative research focuses on the effects of adult discursive structures on the consciousness, identity formation and development of worldview of children in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni. Using Dijk’s sociocognitive approach to CDA, the text is interpreted and analysed from the perspective of children, with an emphasis on children’s multiaccentual understanding of adult discourses, their cognitive border crossing and understanding of adult ideologies like religion in the prevalent socio-political context. The findings of this research aim to challenge the monoaccentual adult discourse, which having cultural, religious and political factors as its markers, silences the multiaccentual voice of children as a separate group in the society.

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