Anca-Simina MARTIN, Simina-Maria TERIAN
Universitatea ,,Lucian Blaga”, din Sibiu; Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
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Fake News: Limits and Perspectives of Linguistic Analysis
This article sets out to offer an overview and a review of the latest linguistic research into fake news. To this end, the authors put forward a critical discussion of the paradigms and instruments deployed over the past decade to analyze and identify this textual (micro)genre, from natural language processing techniques to critical discourse analysis.
The conclusion of our study is that a proper understanding of the fake news phenomenon can only be achieved by bringing together qualitative and quantitative methods.
Keywords: fake news, natural language processing, critical discourse analysis, quantitative vs. qualitative methods.
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