Chapter published in:Political Discourse in Central, Eastern and Balkan Europe
Edited by Martina Berrocal and Aleksandra Salamurović
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 84] 2019
► pp. 93–118
Chapter 5More than keywords
Discourse prominence analysis of the Russian Web Portal Sputnik Czech Republic
The interpretation of a text usually starts with finding what is striking. Keyword analysis is a widely used corpus linguistic method that helps identify words as possible carriers of prominent topics in a text. It identifies words with significantly higher relative frequency in a target text when compared with a reference corpus. However, as our analysis of the Russian opinion portal Sputnik Czech Republic reveals, examining keywords alone does not produce an explicit account of discourse ideology in a text. Focusing predominantly on the image of Russia reflected in Sputnik, this study not only demonstrates the importance of a multi-level, quantitative approach to text, but also the importance of discourse functions of morphosyntactic units.
Keywords: discourse analysis, keyword analysis, ideology, corpus linguistics, Czech, Russia, Eastern Europe
- 1.Keywords as a starting point for discourse analysis
- 2.Multi-level discourse prominence analysis
- 3.Data and interpretation
- 3.0Corpora used
- 3.1Highly ranked prominent lemmas
- 3.2Groups of prominent lemmas
- 3.3Prominent inflected nominal forms of a lemma
- 3.4Prominent sentences
Corpus resources used
Published online: 23 July 2019
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