Volume 11, Issue 2
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This study examines the use of lexical grammar and gaze in three televised confession news segments discussing national identity shown on PRC state-backed media in 2016. It aims to apply discourse analysis methodologies previously used to study PRC mass media (Fang 1994Fang 2001Feng 2013Feng 2016Renwick and Cao 1999) to subject matter previously researched mainly in other disciplines (Leung 2017Fiskesjö 2017Sorace 2019Dahlin 2018). Following multimodal analysis of lexical grammar and gaze patterns, social identity theory is applied to understand narrative messaging similarities across the three segments. By applying the methodologies of discourse analysis, multimodal analysis, and social identity theory to a heretofore neglected topic, the study aims to better understand this phenomenon and to determine what methodological adjustments might be necessary in its investigation.


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