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A Discourse Analysis of News Reports from China Daily

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DOI: 10.23977/mediacr.2023.040104 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 373


Yangna Ju 1


1 Haojing College of Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

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Yangna Ju


Based on the framework of Fairclough’s three-dimensional model, this paper employs Halliday's Systemic Functional Grammar to analyze 10 News Reports from China Daily in terms of three perspectives: text, discursive practice and social practice. On the level of text, it uses lexis frequencies and transitivity to analyze the linguistic features. And on the level of discursive practice, it shows the news production process by exploring news sources. And finally on the level of social practice, it puts news discourse in the social and cultural context in seeks to explain the text and discourse representation. Whereby, it uncovers the different ideological meanings.


CDA, News Discourse, Transitivity


Yangna Ju, A Discourse Analysis of News Reports from China Daily. Media and Communication Research (2023) Vol. 4: 19-24. DOI:


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