The language of the electronic mass media and the printed press actively influences the formation of the language culture of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This necessitates the unification of various linguistic areas and related humanitarian disciplines aiming to develop a single conceptual and categorical apparatus and substantiate the concept [...] Load More of “Chinese political media discourse” (CPMD). The research purpose is to develop and test an analytical concept of the Chinese political media discourse in terms of an interdisciplinary approach, which will cover its structure, features, and clarify discursive practices.
The basis of the research methodology is an interdisciplinary approach. The methodological tools used include systemic, structural-functional, comparative-political, geopolitical, and cultural-civilizational approaches, methods of analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction, modeling, and observation. A number of linguistic methods was applied in the work: linguistic analysis of the text, the method of linguoculturological analysis; syntagmatic analysis, lexicographic method; critical discourse analysis; contextual analysis of the mass media text; elements of statistical processing of language material; descriptive method; semantico-stylistic method; computer analysis of materials of media texts; multimodal analysis; and method of comparative translation analysis. As additional methods, the following are used: multimodal critical discourse analysis, content analysis, and an informant survey (Chinese speakers), as well as a number of political science methods: the method of definitional analysis, index techniques, case study, and content analysis. The research material was the media texts of the Chinese media resources, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
A systematic, many-sided, and detailed description of the current state and changes that have taken place in linguistics over the past ten years was presented in view of the conceptualization of the phenomenon of “political Internet media discourse”, and its extrapolation to the phenomenon of “CPMD”; the main linguistic and discursive features of political Internet communication in China were revealed; and a description of the discursive practices of the CPMD was introduced into the scientific circulation of media Synology.
The novelty of the research is the following: the concept of the “Chinese political media discourse” was formulated; for the first time, a comprehensive description of the CPMD structure and discursive practices as institutional and manipulative was carried out; for the first time, a sample of the evidence-based material of the Chinese political media segment (CPMS) was processed using the author-developed methodology; the author-developed methodology was first-ever applied when working with the Chinese-language media; for the first time in a comprehensive study, the methodology of computer analysis by means of QDA MINER and other mixed methods of research, was applied to the CPMD; it was proved that discursive practices in the Chinese media are often associated with the main foreign policy processes of the PRC, but not always, due to the complementarity of the processes of mediatization of politics and politicization of the media.
Keywords: foreign policy processes; Chinese media segment; computer analysis; linguistic research; media discourse; electronic mass media.
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Region of the journal publication: Europe.
Scientific field: language, linguistics, mass media.
Indexing of the journal: WoS (Emerging Sources Citation Index, Q3-4).