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Interpersonal Rhetoric in the Editorials of «China Daily»

A Generic Perspective


Liu Lihua

This book offers a critical review of three different approaches to Editorial Discourse Analysis (EDA). In a practical approach, each of the three – linguistic, discoursal and dialogistic – is applied to the analysis of China Daily editorials.
What are the social functions of China Daily editorials? How are these functions realized in the editorial texts? These are the questions the author focused on carrying out this study, which is aimed at exploring the reasons for the discourse practice of editorials of China Daily.
Beyond describing the language features of China Daily editorials, this book attempts to explain Interpersonal Rhetoric from cultural and social perspectives.


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Appendix: Data of Editorials of China Daily 239


239 Appendix: Data of Editorials of China Daily Monday Group 1. Historic boost for HK economy (2004–01–05 Page 6) 2. Better news access serves the people (2004–01–05 Page 6) 3. Nation takes actions to brace for bird flu (2004–02–02 Page 6) 4. New laws provides clear guidelines (2004–02–02 Page 6) 5. The many dimensions of china’s diplomacy (2005–03–07 Page 4) 6. Right person needed to transform SOEs (2005–04–04 Page 6) 7. Attitude change key to clean environment (2005–06–06 Page 4) 8. Internal woes do not justify protectionism (2005–06–06 Page 4) 9. New window for Sino-US energy co-operation (2005–07–04 Page 4) 10. Anti-sexual harassment a key step towards equality (2005–07–04 Page 4) 11. Medical reform calls for combing efforts (2005–08–01 Page 4) 12. New tax law needed to narrow income gap (2005–08–01 Page 4) 13. Excellent relations with EU can still grow (2005–09–05 Page 4) 14. Remember those who paid victory’s price (2005–09–05 Page 4) 15. Sino-Russian relations enter new phrases (2005–11–07 Page 4) 16. Ban bias in civil service recruitment (2005–11–07 Page 4) 17. Heads roll in wake of toxic river affair (2005–12–05 Page 4) 18. Taiwanese voters lose confidence in DDP (2005–12–05 Page 4) Wednesday group 1. Capital infusion fuels bank reforms (2004–01–07 Page 6) 2. Sowing the seeds for better...

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