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A Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis of British News Reports on Made-in-China

Author DengZuo
Tutor WeiNaiXing
School Shanghai Jiaotong University
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Critical Discourse Analysis Corpus Linguistics Extended unit of meaning model British media
CLC H315
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This article is based on the Corpus discourse analysis in China this topic . This paper aims to use the means of corpus linguistics critical discourse analysis of the text , in order to reveal the relationship of embodied discourse which manufacture this topic in the Chinese text and awareness . Through this research , I hope that the Chinese media publicity awareness as well as its advocacy focus feasibility proposal . In this study, based on a self-built corpus - British news reports corpus . Text corpus from four different news media , \The the corpus capacity 417,460 -character text time span of ten years , from 2001 to 2011 . In this paper, a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis methods , analysis of the four key phrases : Made in China , Chinese manufacturing , Chinese products , the Chinese workers . According to Sinclair extended meaning model , this paper will describe the four key phrases with the word class connection , semantic trends and semantic prosody . In addition , the text contains the awareness and attitude will illustrate . The study found that the British media reported in China this topic , there are several trends : focus on coverage of the Chinese product quality , to show the difference of the attitude of the public and organizations , emphasizing the presence of competitors , and the forecast gloomy prospects in China . The media actor an important role in the ideological guidance of the public . By the unique advantages of the media , the British media has shaped the poor quality of Chinese products , the bleak prospects of the development of the manufacturing industry 's image . Also inked in introducing China's manufacturing competitors , as a warning to Chinese manufacturers .

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