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9 - Do Newspaper Reports Accurately Represent the Symptoms of Mental Illness?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 May 2022

Hazel Price
Affiliation:
University of Salford
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Chapter 9 investigates if and how the symptoms of mental illness are present in the MI 1984–2014 Corpus by exploring the symptoms of each disorder type covered by the corpus. Specifically, using keyword and key semantic domain analysis, I explore whether the symptoms of mental illnesses are accurately represented in news articles on mental illness. In addition to corpus tools, I also qualitatively analyse the most prototypical text for each illness subcorpus (i.e. the text that contains the most frequent features of the illness subcorpus overall) to explore whether the keyness findings are also a feature of whole texts.

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The Language of Mental Illness
Corpus Linguistics and the Construction of Mental Illness in the Press
, pp. 226 - 271
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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