Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

COVID-19: Naming Process and the Mechanism Behind Stigmatisation

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Wange Li
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Wange Li
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.470How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Stigmatisation, COVID-19, Naming Process, Discourse Analysis
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.470How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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