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La métafonction interpersonnelle dans le discours du New York Times sur le Russiagate : une analyse comparative avant et après la publication du rapport Mueller

Abstract : After the Mueller report revealed that there was no collusion between Russia and the United-States during the 2016 US presidential election, the rhetoric of the New York Times has been much criticized by the European media. This has resulted in shaking the media’s aim to provide information, therefore investigating the interpersonal relationship between The New York Times and their readers from the perspective of an empirical media discourse approach may be interesting in order to understand the impact of the newspaper’s discourse on the readers’ comprehension of the events. This research takes a discourse analysis, both computer assisted and traditional discourse analysis, and combines appraisal theory and frame theory. It explores a non-exhaustive data corpus of 114 articles, spread before and after the Mueller report was published in March 23, 2019, and from January 10, 2017 when the Steele dossier, which contains the first allegations of conspiracy between Trump and the government of Russia, was released online. The main research questions are: do the conclusions of the report have an impact on the discursive interpersonal relationship between The New York Times and their readers? What are the implications of the results of our analysis on the media’s aim to provide information? The results of our research seem to show that the information gathered and shared by The New York Times were insufficient, therefore readers were left with a never-ending debate of opinions and hypotheses on Russiagate and on its consequences. This would result in a media’s tendency to hazard guesses, which would nourish readers’ hopes and/or fears.
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Johanna Disdier. La métafonction interpersonnelle dans le discours du New York Times sur le Russiagate : une analyse comparative avant et après la publication du rapport Mueller. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2020. ⟨dumas-02995495⟩

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