Interpersonal Rhetoric in the Editorials of China Daily : A Generic Perspective

This book offers a critical review of three different approaches to Editorial Discourse Analysis (EDA). In a practical approach, each of the three - linguistic, discoursal and dialogistic - is applied to the analysis of China Daily editorials. What are the social functions of China Daily editorials? How are these functions realized in the editorial texts? These are the questions the author focused on carrying out this study, which is aimed at exploring the reasons for the discourse practice of editorials of China Daily. Beyond describing the language features of China Daily editorials, this book attempts to explain Interpersonal Rhetoric from cultural and social perspectives.