Discourses on Islamic Refugees in the South Korean News: A Corpus-Based Approach
Kyung Hye Kim and Jinsil Choi
(Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China;
Tabula Rasa College, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea)
Abstract：Considering the manner in which Korean news outlets express different socio-political positions by way of framing and re-constructing news, this study examines the extent to which Muslim refugees are framed and represented in major newspapers—Hankyoreh on the political left and Chosun Ilbo on the right—between January and November in 2018, when the issue of Muslim refugees received unprecedented attention in Korea. Through analysis of the custom-built corpora, this study identifies discursive practices of the media institutions in relation to Muslim refugees in Korea and explains these practices in terms of the socio-political orientation of each newspaper.
Keywords：Refugee; Islam; news; Korea; corpus; critical discourse analysis