S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 49 Number 1/3 (2013)
Comparing evaluative language in the corpora of South Korean government and NGO documents on environmental issues
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.49 No.3, pp. 725-757
- evaluation ; appraisal systems ; corpus ; keywords ; environmental issues ; green growth ; NGO ; ministry of environment
- This is the revised version of the paper originally presented at the International
Conference for the Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics (KACL 2012) at the Pusan National University, South Korea.
- The current study compares the use of evaluative language in the press releases on environmental issues, published online by the South Korean Ministry of Environment and two non-governmental environmental organizations: Green Korea United and Korean Federation for Environmental Movement. The analysis combines the Appraisal Systems with keyword analysis using corpus techniques. The keywords of the government corpus indicate the governments emphasis on representing green issues as a matter of practice and a goal to achieve, and the keywords of the NGO corpus highlight the NGOs concern with the governments role and policy-making. Meanwhile, the quantification of Appraisal reveals how the Appraisal Systems are distributed and used to convey different views on green issues.