Evaluation in media texts: A cross-cultural linguistic investigation

  title={Evaluation in media texts: A cross-cultural linguistic investigation},
  author={Lily Chen},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={673 - 702}
  • Lily Chen
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Language in Society
A quantitative/interpretative approach to the comparative linguistic analysis of media texts is proposed and applied to a contrastive analysis of texts from the English-language China Daily and the UK Times to look for evidence of differences in what Labov calls “evaluation.” These differences are then correlated to differences in the roles played by the media in Britain and China in their respective societies. The aim is to demonstrate that, despite reservations related to the Chinese texts… Expand
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