Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)

Discursive Othering in the Fighting Against COVID-19: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the China-Related Coverage of COVID-19

Authors
Jianxin Yang, Haimei Wang
Corresponding Author
Jianxin Yang
Available Online 15 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.006How to use a DOI?
Keywords
critical discourse analysis, China, COVID-19
Abstract

This study takes the coverage of China related COVID-19 news as the data to examine how a global epidemic is being reported. Through a corpus assisted analysis of the keywords and collocations, together with a qualitative examination of the discursive strategies, we find that an epidemic paralyzed China who adopts ineffective epidemic prevention measures is constructed. Using headline as a mini narrative, and headlines as a moral lecture are the commonly adopted discursive strategies. The findings have some implications for the fair-minded communication across countries in the era of the global fight of the pandemic.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-352-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.006How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, 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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