A Critical Discourse Analysis of Government Spokesman’s Identity Construction: A Case Study

Yin Zhong

Abstract


How people’s identity is constructed in language has been an interesting field for linguists. For a spokesman who speaks for the government, his identity and image have to conform to his duty and responsibilities. In this paper by analyzing the improper linguistic strategies of the spokesman and his position in the news conference of 723 Motor Train collision in China, the author tries to show how a negative image and identity are constructed with the perspective of critical discourse analysis.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijel.v4n3p74

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International Journal of English Linguistics   ISSN 1923-869X (Print)   ISSN 1923-8703 (Online)

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