Comparative Study on Language Features of Disastrous News Items in China and the West-Taking the Crash of Boeing 737 MAX as an Example
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- systemic functional linguistics, conceptual function, catastrophic news, Boeing 737
Catastrophic news has always played an important role in news reports, and the frequently crashed Boeing 737 MAX has become a hot spot of disastrous events around the world. This article takes reports from BBC, New York Times and China Daily on the crash of Boeing 737 MAX on March 10, 2019 as examples. The three major functional language theories of Halliday’s systemic functional theory can be considered as one of the most influential linguistic theories in the world in recent years, providing us with new perspectives and research methods for discourse analysis. This paper mainly relies on the conceptual function---the function of language to express the relationship between the speaker’s internal experience world and the real world, mainly from the aspects of transitivity, rhetoric and the mood structure.It compares the different language styles and characteristics of the media reports of catastrophic news events between China and the West, and has certain reference value for the media in the process of writing disastrous news reports.
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TY - CONF AU - Yue Chen PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/01 TI - Comparative Study on Language Features of Disastrous News Items in China and the West-Taking the Crash of Boeing 737 MAX as an Example BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 95 EP - 97 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.022 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200428.022 ID - Chen2020 ER -