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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061409.

Eliminating Interferences of Intertexuality—An Optimal Cognitive Perspective for News Discourse Readers


Zheng Min, Cheng Jitang

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Zheng Min

College of Foreign Studies, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


In news discourse, the ideology that the writer intends to convey is highlighted through intertexuality, which conceptualizes the readers of news discourse, constrains the subjectivity of the readers and fulfills the purposes of increasing the trueness of the news. However, difference in perspective influences the result of readers’ cognition. This thesis makes a contrastive study of the intertexuality of two pieces of English news from New York Times and China Daily respectively, and hereby discusses the best viewing perspectives of the readers in the light of Figure / Ground Theory and Subjectivity Theory. Finally, it comes to a conclusion that the influence of intertextuality on the readers of news discourse is inversely correlated to the readers’ subjectivity. Therefore, to acquire an optimal perspective, the readers must bring into play their subjectivity.


intertextuality, optimal viewing perspective, Figure / Ground, subjectivity

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Zheng Min, Cheng Jitang. Eliminating Interferences of Intertexuality—An Optimal Cognitive Perspective for News Discourse Readers. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 14: 47-54. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061409.


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