Frame analysis as one of the effective methods of newspaper discourse studying
This paper outlines the study of the USA newspaper discourse from psycholinguistic perspectives. The research aims to thoroughly investigate the profound priorities, inconspicuous intentions of leading American mass media. The frame analysis has been used in our research. It is based on the cognitive theories of the representation of the speaker’s knowledge, which retain verbal representation in speech, that is, frames. The main task of this analysis is to determine the leading categories, expressed by frame structures, which include slots containing the main ideas that the author wants to present to his audience. The research went through some stages which aimed at working on the most essential categories in the three articles and filling all the categories with the appropriate slots. The study revealed that most of the articles had three substantial categories which made it possible to fully analyze the authors’ intentions. The slot surveillance that makes the category vigilance very prominent is the paramount idea found in all the articles under discussion. It is realized via facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence. Among other vital categories are technological advances, protection, confidentiality, social interaction, credit system, personal data. All these categories have one thing in common as they are used as means for China people surveillance.
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