SITLeC, Dipartimento di Interpretazione e Traduzione - DIT
Representations of climate change
News and opinion discourse in UK and Us quality press: a corpus-assisted discourse study
di Cinzia Bevitori
As a highly influential arena of debate at the crossroads between science and policymaking, media play a pivotal role in shaping public perception and opinion, particularly, on contentious issues, such as climate change. The book sets out to explore how climate change, one of the most pressing, eminently political issues of our time, is represented in newspaper discourse. It provides an empirical, comparative investigation on the mainstream UK and US press coverage of climate change (and related) topics from a linguistic and discursive perspective. The methodological framework makes synergic use of the tools of corpus linguistics with a discourse analytical perspective grounded on systemic functional linguistics. The analysis is conducted on a corpus of UK and US press articles published in 2007 - a key year in the history of climate change, coinciding with an upsurge of media attention. The study aims at highlighting some significant lexico-grammatical patterns as well as discursive and rhetorical strategies emerging from the analysis of both news and opinion discourse in the different newspapers under investigation. Cinzia Bevitori is a researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Languages, Translation and Culture (SITLeC) and teaches English language and linguistics at the Faculty of Political Science “Roberto Ruffilli” of the University of Bologna at Forlì. Her main research interests are in the fields of corpus-assisted discourse analysis within the framework of systemic functional linguistics, focussing in particular on political and media discourse and with particular attention to resources of evaluative language and stance.
Letteratura e linguistica
Ambiente, Comunicazione e media
145 × 210 mm
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