Framing terrorism in Chinese and Western newspapers

PhD candidate: Jingxuan Guo
2017 – 2021
Supervisor: Jelle Mast
Co-supervisor: Rik Vosters

Terrorism has been a headline, triggering a wide public concern, on television and in newspapers, due to a growing number of terrorist attacks. To discover more about the perception of and attitudes towards terrorism in both Chinese and Western media, this project will extract relevant linguistic and extralinguistic information from a range of newspaper corpora 2001 to 2015, in order to compare and analyze diverse aspects of language use, language variation and media discourse. Specifically, we will combine a quantitative corpus-linguistic approach with a qualitative approach based on framing theory.