A discourse dynamics exploration of attitudinal responses towards COVID-19 in academia and media

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dc.contributor.author Dong, Jihua
dc.contributor.author Buckingham, Louisa
dc.contributor.author Wu, Hao
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-07T20:21:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-07T20:21:07Z
dc.date.issued 2021-9-23
dc.identifier.issn 1384-6655
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/57676
dc.description.abstract <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>This study analyzes attitudinal positioning in academic and media discourse pertaining to COVID-19 from the COVID-19 Corpus and Coronavirus Corpus, using a discourse dynamics approach. Underpinning this approach is the Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST), which we employ to examine the discursive practices of a discourse event across time periods (timescales). The analysis identified significant differences in attitudinal markers and noteworthy developmental patterns in attitude positioning; the developmental trajectories of attitude construction were characterized by a nonlinear developmental pattern subject to fluctuations and variability. We also discerned the existence of dynamic interaction between the uses of attitudinal markers and the reported cases of COVID-19. Methodologically, we demonstrate how the integration of the discourse dynamics approach with corpus linguistics strengthens the social contextualization of data by enabling the identification of developmental patterns of targeted language features over time, and the interconnections of these language features with contextually important social factors.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
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dc.subject 1702 Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject 2004 Linguistics
dc.title A discourse dynamics exploration of attitudinal responses towards COVID-19 in academia and media
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1075/ijcl.21103.don
dc.date.updated 2021-11-05T17:35:24Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 872782
dc.identifier.eissn 1569-9811
pubs.online-publication-date 2021-9-23

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