Johnson, S. and Culpeper, Jonathan and Suhr, S. (2003) From ‘politically correct councillors’ to ‘Blairite nonsense’: discourses of ‘political correctness’ in three British newspapers. Discourse and Society, 14 (1). pp. 29-47. ISSN 0957-9265Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores discourses of `political correctness' (`PC') in a corpus of articles gathered from three broadsheet newspapers in the UK between 1994 and 1999. Using the software package WordSmith Tools (Scott, 1999) two types of analysis were undertaken: first, a numerical count of so-called `PC'-related terms (`political correctness', `politically correct', etc.) in each of the three newspapers; and second, a compilation of the `keywords' which occurred most frequently within the corpus in relation to the term `political correctness'. Our study reveals an overall decline in the use of `PC'-related terms throughout the period in question, but suggests some interesting shifts in the way in which discourses of `political correctness' have been drawn upon as a means of framing debates over the British Labour Party.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Discourse and Society|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||corpus linguistics • newspaper discourse • `political correctness'|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited By:||Dr Jonathan Culpeper|
|Deposited On:||29 Jan 2008 15:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:50|
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