A Corpus Based Portrait of Teacher in American and British Media Discourse

Цапро, Галина Юріївна and Денисова, Наталія Богданівна (2021) A Corpus Based Portrait of Teacher in American and British Media Discourse Вчені записки ТНУ імені В. І. Вернадського. Серія: Філологія. Журналістика (32(71)). pp. 242-248.

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Abstract

The article addresses key areas in a contrastive corpus based analysis showing how The Guardian and The New York Times latest issues present the verbal portrayal of TEACHER, reflecting current educational problems and depicting community awareness of quality education matters. Two corpora of The Guardian and The New York Times issues (30 from each newspaper) have been created and collocational patterns with the TEACHER lexeme have been extracted for the further detailed study and comparative analysis with the help of Sketch Engine and LancsBox. The Critical Discourse analysis together with contextual interpretation one have revealed main issues raised in the two newspapers: working in the time of pandemic; workloads, tension at work which results in stress, anxiety and depression; teachers and students well-being; remote learning; vaccination; schools reopening; shortages; Ofsted visits. Despite the fact that different topics have been considered by the newspapers representing two countries, the teacher still remains the key figure in the educational process. The newspaper concentrates on teachers of different subjects, teaching in a secondary school (The Guardian) or in a high school (The New York Times). The latest New York Times’ issues inform their readers about safety measures taken in order to reopen school, readiness of both teachers and students to continue offline education; while The Guardian mostly concentrates on teachers’ well-being and common school problems. Collocations TEACHER+AND demonstrate teachers’ cooperation with other agents in the educational process: school heads, leaders, parents, pupils, (pupils’) families (The Guardian) and administrators, students, staff, principals (The New York Times) Collocational patterns including verbs with TEACHER as subject and as object describe teachers’ actions in the present challenging situation, which outlines problems in both countries teachers have to deal with. The lemma TEACHER is on the 18th position in The New York Times’ corpus while in The Guardian’s it is on the 35th. Lemmas SCHOOL/SCHOOLS appear to be used more frequently in both newspapers compared to the lemma TEACHER, so the further research will be devoted to the corpus-based investigation of the lemma SCHOOL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corpus Linguistics; collocations; TEACHER; media discourse; The Guardian; The New York Times
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Кафедра англійської філології та перекладу
Depositing User: доцент Галина Юріївна Цапро
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 10:08
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2021 10:08
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/36954

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