COVID-19: Naming Process and the Mechanism Behind Stigmatisation
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- Stigmatisation, COVID-19, Naming Process, Discourse Analysis
This paper considers the development of naming process of COVID-19 pandemic and its interaction with the mechanism of stigmatisation formed toward certain groups. The majority of data collected were from online newspapers, mass social medias and Chinese we-medias. I have applied discourse analysis throughout the research to examine the intention, forming process and consequence of stigmatisation. Naming of the coronavirus is closely associated with the stigmatisation at each phase. Stigmatisation exists at any time and could be especially highlighted by specific opinion formers. Furthermore, the stigmatised targets could also change and switch quickly along with the development of the pandemic. One driving force of such changes in the case of COVID-19 is thought to be the various naming of the virus. Therefore, it can be concluded that an appropriate naming is a fair tool to modify stigmatisation.
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TY - CONF AU - Wange Li PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - COVID-19: Naming Process and the Mechanism Behind Stigmatisation BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 427 EP - 436 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.470 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.470 ID - Li2020 ER -