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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2022, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2022.040309.

Functional Linguistics Analysis of China Daily on Climate Change in Attitude towards 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)


Yujie Hao

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Yujie Hao

School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Beijing Normal University, Haidian District, Beijing, China


Climate change has always been an important issue requiring international attention. The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change was held on October 31st, 2021, in Glasgow, Britain. Mainstream media can reflect countries' attitudes towards climate change. This paper analyzes China Daily reports on the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) from functional linguistics, focusing on the change in attitude people have to COP26 and climate change. The study found that COP26 was regarded as an opportunity to handle the challenge of climate change. However, agreements are hard to reach because of conflicts of interest. Although countries eventually reached a compromise after COP26, active measures should be taken to improve climate change. This paper tries to discuss the attitude change based on Systematic Functional Grammar.


Functional linguistics; climate change; COP26; China Daily

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Yujie Hao. Functional Linguistics Analysis of China Daily on Climate Change in Attitude towards 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2022) Vol. 4 Issue 3: 45-48. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2022.040309.


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