Linguistics and English Language

Language in context seminar

Speaker: Jing Jing (University of Edinburgh, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures)

Title: Mismatched priorities and approaches in China-EU Relations Revealed from a Corpus-driven Discourse Analysis of Their Official Discourse (1994-2019)

Abstract: My research examines the challenges in contemporary China-EU relations through engaging with machine-readable corpora consisting of official discourse in China-EU relations from 1994 to 2019.

The aim and contribution of this research is twofold. First, it explores the possibilities of integrating corpus-driven discourse analysis with constructivist analysis in China-EU studies. Secondly, through this integrated methodology, the research highlights the long-standing factors which influenced the relationship as well as the way they interact with each other in China-EU relations.

In this talk, I will share my experience of:

  • the strengths and limitations of combining corpus-linguistics analysis and qualitative analysis in international relations
  • methods linking different levels of language, including lexical and semantic features, to traditional international relations approaches

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Stephen McNulty

Sarah Van Eyndhoven

Co-ordinators of LinC

Nov 15 2019 -

Language in context seminar

2019-11-15: Mismatched priorities and approaches in China-EU Relations Revealed from a Corpus-driven Discourse Analysis of Their Official Discourse (1994-2019)

Room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ