Analysis of the Attitude Resources in English News Reports About Xiong’an

Leyang WANG


Xiong’an New Area is designed to become a new economic hot point. So it is urgent for Chinese media to publicize it to the whole world. With Appraisal Theory as the theoretical framework, through the analysis of the distribution and frequency of attitude resources in English news reports about Xiong’an, the present study tends to explore what kind of images the attitude resources have established in readers’ mind. It is found that Chinese journalists exquisitely employ attitude resources to create a forward-looking and down-to-earth international image of Xiong’an, which may contribute to its healthy development.


Attitude resource; Appraisal Theory; News report; Xiong’an

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