IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(1): 46-50 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.1.248

The Study on Thematic Progression Patterns in Economic Journalistic Texts from China Daily

Xiangyun Zhang and Xiaolan Lei
Abstract—Thematic Structure theory is one of the most important methods for analyzing texts. Based on the research of thematic structure, Danes proposed the concept of thematic progression pattern. Linguists at home and abroad have used thematic progression patterns to study various types of discourse. However, the research on the theme and thematic progression patterns of economic journalistic texts is rare. Based on this, This paper selects three articles of economic news from China Daily and uses quantitative method. Thematic progression patterns (TP patterns) used in economic journalistic texts and the frequency of occurrence of each thematic progression pattern (TP pattern) were analyzed in this paper. The aim of this paper is to help readers to understand economic journalistic texts, grasp the author's intention and discourse mechanism.

Index Terms—Economic journalistic texts, theme, thematic progression pattern (TP pattern).

The authors are with Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China (e-mail: 1170738892@qq.com).

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Cite:Xiangyun Zhang and Xiaolan Lei, "The Study on Thematic Progression Patterns in Economic Journalistic Texts from China Daily," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 46-50, 2020.

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