Corpus analysis in the study of the discursive characteristics of the media image of immigrants and asylum seekers (A case study of British and American media 2018-2020)
Marina S. Matytcina – Olga N. Prokhorova – Igor V. Chekulai – Elena V. Pupynina
The aim of this paper is to study the discursive characteristics of the media image of immigrants and asylum seekers in British and American media using the corpus analysis method. The study focuses on the published content of the News on the Web corpus dealing with immigrants and asylum seekers from the beginning of 2018 to the end of 2020. Another objective is to identify and quantify, by analytical approach, the L1 collocates and stable collocations of the studied words. The results show the media use different vocabularies in connection with each of the two groups of interest for their discursive construction.
Key words: corpus analysis, immigrants, asylum seekers, collocation, L1 collocate, text corpus