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News discourse is one of the most influential media genres Van Dijk,1995; Richardson, 2007; Talbot, 2007 and its apparent objectivity and neutrality has been rejected by many authors Fowler, 1991; Fairclough, 1995 and VanDijk, 1988. In fact, ideology, evaluation, and stance of journalists are just someof the features that can be linguistically marked to show the subjective nature oflanguage in the news. The present discourse analytical study focused on the evaluative language of protests in news discourse, especially in relation to theeducational protests that took place in Chile during 2011. The linguistic elementsthat were analyzed in this thesis referred to the lexical choices that journalists used to portray participants in the protests. In this part, it was argued thatdifferent wordings produced different effects on the way news actors were perceived. Additionally, the analysis of passive voice constructions showed that certain elements were given more prominence by being placed in the subject position. Finally, the analysis of news sources demonstrated that the people whowere quoted in news discourse influenced the view and the angle from which journalists told a story. The findings of this study can offer a broader perspectiveabout how linguistic choices can lead the reader to understand a news event from a specific perspective.Nota general

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