Public Discourse on Copyright in Poland. Semantic Field Analysis Cover Image

Dyskursy publiczne prawa autorskiego w Polsce - analiza metodą pól semantycznych
Public Discourse on Copyright in Poland. Semantic Field Analysis

Author(s): Mariusz Piotrowski, Piotr Michalski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Stosowanych Nauk Społecznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: discourse; copyright law; semantic field; newspapers; internet

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyse the emotional composition of copyright discourse in Poland. The findings were obtained by using the method of modified semantic field analysis. In addition to the traditional method of extracting particular semantic area elements, the researchers also coded the emotional nature of each expression - as neutral, negative, ambivalent or positive. A total of 460 press articles and 400 internet posts were analysed. The findings reveal that online discourse is no different to press discourse in regard to its emotional nature. Furthermore, it is dominated by neutral expressions, which indicates a cautious, play-safe style in Polish copyright discourse.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 18 (2a)
  • Page Range: 195-205
  • Page Count: 11