The project revolves around the term “political correctness” and more specifically, politically correct use of language. It investigates the debate, or discourse, of differences between Denmark and Sweden. Despite the fact that these countries are geographically and culturally close, they possess very different ways to express specific subjects in the medias and in public domains in general. To examine the problem at hand, one method is used in particular. This method is called critical discourse analysis. The method is to be used on articles dealing with disagreements around political correctness between Denmark and Sweden. The project aims to find out why the two countries have different views on this subject. The results have shown that the disagreements originate in the fact that the Danish population might have been denying the development and growth of political correctness due to other stronger national values. The Swedish nation seems more prone to change regarding equality in the Swedish society. Finally, the two countries are not so different when it comes to politically correct use of language. Furthermore, the Danish and the Swedish media have a big influence on how the two nations view each other, and produce stereotypes of one another.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2015|
- Politisk Korrekthed
- Politisk korrekt sprogbrug
- Semantisk analyse