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Chung, Siaw-Fong. 2011. A Corpus-Based Study of SARS in English News Reporting in Malaysia and in the United Kingdom. International Review of Pragmatics 3 (2) : 270–293.
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This comparative corpus study of English news reporting in Malaysia (New Straits Times) and in the United Kingdom (The Times) over several months during the 2003 SARS epidemic, reveals divergent characteristics as to rhetoric meaning. Malaysian English news aimed at public spirit with an emotional hopeful stance, whereas UK English news appeared emotionally stand-offish, focusing on economic outcomes.