TOWARDS THE SOCIAL MEANING OF THE JIHAD PHENOMENON. THE CASE OF JIHADISTS
The aim of this article is to describe the elements of social meaning given by the French newspapers to the phenomenon of jihad. In this purpose, we adopt the methods of the school of discourse analysis. We study the discursive moment of press production about jihad which emerged after the real event of November 13, 2015. The analysis of this production (in a defined time frame) makes it possible to establish a list of reformulations of the headword djihadistes in French and to observe semantic values which are attributed to them in the discourse although they do not appear in their common lexical definitions.