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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030817.

Critical Linguistic Analysis of Media Discourse in Public Health Emergencies


Shuqing Li, Yanbing Wang

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Shuqing Li

School of Foreign Languages, Shanxi Datong University, Datong, 037009, China


Public health emergencies are not individual accidental phenomena, because of the different social environment, different influence scope and different severity. Critical linguistics and critical discourse analysis aim to analyze the relationship between language, rights and ideology, and the role of language in social and cultural evolution. Media discourse of public health emergencies not only has the same communication effect and influence as traditional news discourse, but also has the characteristics of intensiveness, intertextuality and evaluation. From the perspective of critical discourse analysis, this paper deeply analyzes the verbal communication strategies and discourse features of public health emergencies, so as to deepen the linguistic understanding of this new discourse.


Public health emergencies; Media discourse; Critical linguistics; Discourse analysis

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Shuqing Li, Yanbing Wang. Critical Linguistic Analysis of Media Discourse in Public Health Emergencies. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 163-170. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030817.


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