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[2019, 13-1] A Discourse Analysis of Child Care Policy in Newspaper Editorials
- chief of researchJi Young Lee
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
This study aimed to analyze the discourse of child care policy in newspaper editorials in order to reveal the recontextualization of the discourse. The research questions were as follows:
1. How does the discourse of child care policy practice according the timing?
2.How does the discourse of child care policy relate to sociocultural contexts according the timing?
The subjects were 311 newspaper editorials on child care policies of CHOSUNILBO and KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, published from 1991 to 2017. Fairclough's critical discourse analysis was conducted. The results were as follows. First, the discourse producers highlighted the major discourses according the timing to support or resist a dominant discourse in the society depending on the newspaper's viewpoints. Second, the discourse was mutually related to sociocultural contexts. It was influenced by the contexts of each period, including social phenomena and sociocultural contexts. Also, the discourse influenced the sociocultural contexts by forming public opinions.
The findings suggested that discourse consumers should be critical to read the discourse, and discourse producers should include more diverse perspectives.
Key words: child care policy, discourse analysis, newspaper editorial, critical discourse analysis