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Routledge Studies in Chinese Discourse Analysis


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Routledge Studies in Chinese Discourse Analysis aims to examine Chinese discourse from a variety of angles, including linguistic, semiotic, philosophical, sociocultural, literary, political, technological, psychological and neurocognitive perspectives. It aims to study Chinese discourse with rigorous and state-of-the-art research methods in order to reveal not only linguistic principles but also ideological and environmental factors working at the background that help create the text in different discourse settings. This series is the first well organised attempt to map out the Chinese language at the discourse level that offers much richer interpretation of words and sentences than existing discussions limited to structures of sounds, words and sentences. By using cutting-edge research methodologies such as multimodal analysis, critical analysis, ethnography of communication, corpus-based analysis, and various newly developed linguistic, literary, neurocognitive and computational methods, the series hopes to uncover many secrets of the multifaceted Chinese discourse that can lead to better understanding of the Chinese world as a whole and the individuality of different Chinese communities from around the globe. The series is not just about language; it is more concerned with the use of language in both historical and contemporary settings. The research findings presented in this series will be significant not only to the linguistics discipline, but also to the wider subjects of arts and humanities and social sciences, as well as many scientific disciplines that will benefit from a deeper understanding of Chinese discourse that is intimately connected to its creator, audience and environment that give it a life behind and beyond the form it takes.

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Language Socialization in Chinese Diasporas Indexicality of Confucius Ideologies in Family Talk

Language Socialization in Chinese Diasporas: Indexicality of Confucius Ideologies in Family Talk

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Hsin-fu Chiu
September 16, 2021

The monograph provides ethnographically informed analyses of indigenous kin interactions in three Chinese diasporic households in the county of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Drawing upon the approach that regards talk as a form of social practice, the book demonstrates different ways in which kin...

Chinese News Discourse From Perspectives of Communication, Linguistics and Pedagogy

Chinese News Discourse: From Perspectives of Communication, Linguistics and Pedagogy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Nancy Xiuzhi Liu, Candace Veecock, Shixin Ivy Zhang
June 17, 2021

As a country in transition, Chinese news discourse has quite distinctive characteristics, and more so given the power of state media in society. With China’s engagement in world affairs and its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) now in place, Western media coverage of China has dramatically ...

China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice

China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Weixiao Wei
March 22, 2021

China's Contemporary Image and Rhetoric Practice presents an overview of Chinese diplomatic rhetoric, exploring how the image of China is depicted through a Western lens and introducing a profound shift in domestic perspectives of this image. This reader reveals new sites for Chinese rhetoric to ...

Taiwan Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity

Taiwan: Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity

1st Edition

Edited By Chris Shei
March 02, 2021

Taiwan: Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity chronicles the turbulent relationship between Taiwan and China. This collection of essays aims to provide a critical analysis of the discourses surrounding the identity of Taiwan, its relationship with China, and global debates about Taiwan...

News Framing through English-Chinese Translation A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Media Discourse

News Framing through English-Chinese Translation: A Comparative Study of Chinese and English Media Discourse

1st Edition

By Nancy Xiuzhi Liu
November 19, 2018

News Framing Through English-Chinese Translation provides a useful tool to depict how Chinese news translation can be examined in the era of globalization. The author has integrated framing theory in journalism studies with translation studies and developed a new theoretical model/framework named ...

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