Irene Elmerot, doktorand i tjeckisk språkvetenskap på forskarskolan Språk och makt, presenterar sin kommande artikel (och lite extra data som inte fick plats). Arbetstiteln på artikeln är ”Income, nationality and subjectivity in media text” och har skickats in till Jazykovedný Časopis. Texten fås på begäran, kontakta Irene Elmerot så skickar hon dig den.

Språk: engelska (men frågor och kommentarer på svenska är väldigt välkomna).

Abstract: This article studies how positive or negative sentiments in news press about nations and nationality nouns seem to follow the nation’s general income. The study focuses on the four income groups classified by the World Bank and their co-occurrence with positively and negatively classified adjectives from the Subjectivity Lexicon for Czech. A search in the journalistic subcorpus of the SYN series, release 8 of the Czech National Corpus results in a time line covering three decades. Previous research on subjectivity has either focused on other parts of the Subjectivity Lexicon or on fewer adjectives from other languages. In this article, it is argued that the income groups are treated in descending order, i.e. the higher the income, the more positive the sentiment. Even when the most influential groups in the top and bottom are removed, the result remains. A discourse of global war and peace, and of safety for and against different nations, is also revealed as a result.