Comparing the editorial stance of BBC and CNN on Brexit

Janet HO*, Winnie CHENG

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Abstract

The talk reports on a corpus-based critical discourse analytical study that compares the editorial stance of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Cable News Network (CNN) related to Brexit (the UK’s departure from the European Union). In the UK, a referendum was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. Online posts published by the BBC and CNN pre- and onreferendum on 22 May – 23 June 2016 were collected, with the help of Google search. The study compares the editorial stance of BBC and CNN regarding Brexit by looking at the respective use of metaphors in the online posts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019
Event16th International Pragmatics Conference: Pragmatics of the Margins - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
https://pragmatics.international/page/HongKong

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CountryHong Kong
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HO, J., & CHENG, W. (2019). Comparing the editorial stance of BBC and CNN on Brexit. 16th International Pragmatics Conference, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
HO, Janet ; CHENG, Winnie. / Comparing the editorial stance of BBC and CNN on Brexit. 16th International Pragmatics Conference, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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