Publication details [#57778]

McEnery, Tony, Paul Baker and Costas Gabrielatos. 2013. Sketching Muslims: A Corpus Driven Analysis of Representations Around the Word ‘Muslim’ in the British Press 1998–2009. Applied Linguistics 34 (3) : 225–278.
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Oxford University Press


This paper draws on corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis to explore representational patterns around the word Muslim in a huge word corpus of British newspaper articles edited between 1998 and 2009. The referenced categories (in frequency order) include: ethnic/national identity, characterizing/distinguishing qualities, conflict, culture, religion, and group/organizations. The ‘conflict’ category appears to be especially lexically rich.