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Personal Pronouns are used by writers as a rhetoric device to attain attention of people. The purpose of this study is to find out the frequency of personal pronouns and their functions in three Pakistani English Newspapers. Both qualitative and quantitative Paradigm have been used in this research. This analysis is based on Van Dijik CDA model who said that language can be used to express power, authority, and ideology. Results of the study showed that “they” and “we” have been used more pervasively rather than “I” and “we”. Results of research have showed that in Pakistani English newspapers personal pronouns have many functions as “they”has been used for opposite group or as generic pronoun for people, “we” has been used to share responsibility and to create a sense of unity, “I” has been used by writer to give his opinion about different facts and “you” has been used for negative representation of opposite group or people. The significance of this research that it has been conducted on Newspaper genre and it will help people in understanding ideology and aims of a writer to use personal pronouns in newspapers context.
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