A Minimalist Analysis of Content and Structural Heads in the Headlines of Pakistani English and Urdu Newspapers

2019-08-12T21:45:37Z (GMT) by Tahir Saleem Mian Abdul Rahaman
This research examines content and structural heads in the headlines of Pakistani Urdu and English newspapers. The data for this research was collected from Pakistani Urdu and English newspapers including ‘Daily Times’, ‘The Nation’, ‘Dawn’, ‘The Express Tribune’, The Frontier Post’, ‘Daily Jang’, ‘Daily Dunya’, ‘Daily Pakistan’, ‘Daily Nawai-e-Waqt’ and ‘Daily Express’ through random sampling technique. The investigation utilizes the extended X-bar theory to syntactically dissect the information within the framework of Minimalist Program. It is found that both content and structural heads are anticipated in national Urdu and English Pakistani newspaper headlines. However, their portrayal relies upon the syntactic setup of the headlines. Sentence type headlines have a bigger number of heads than phrasal headlines.