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This research article aims to study a type of news in the Thai daily newspaper discourse (online) that presents the story of the sea gypsies, the linguistic devices employed to refer to such representations of the sea gypsies and the representations of the sea gypsies which are presented through the discourse of Thai daily newspapers. The studied data consists of 10 online Thai daily newspapers, a total aggregate of 70 news texts. The study results show that the news category presenting stories of the sea gypsies in the greatest extent is the socio-cultural category, following by the political and educational category, and the public health category respectively. The composers of the Thai daily newspaper discourse have employed 4 linguistic devices, including word choices, sentence patterns, speech act, and metaphor. The linguistic devices were employed in the daily Thai newspapers in order to present the representations of the sea gypsies as follows: 1) the sea gypsies are “other people” who are different from the majority of the country; 2) the sea gypsies live a semi-vagrant lifestyle; 3) the sea gypsies have been directed, impeded, and displaced, making their lives change from the way they were; and 4) the sea gypsies are individuals that need assistance, support in problem-solving, and livelihood development.
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