IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – New Zealand op-ed on being Maori

Before analyzing the text make sure to have a look at the following page for a better understanding of how to use the text to help you with your assessments: https://language-literature.com/sample-text-analysis-blog-posts/

Text: Jade Markus. “Calgary police told to remove thin blue line patches from uniform.” CBC News. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-police-thin-blue-line-1.6403260

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • This story was filed under the “Calgary” section of the website which indicates that the audience is more local than national.
  • The news article includes quotations from both side of the issue and seems to be neutral.
  • The text uses language, sentences, and paragraphs that are not that complex indicating that it is aimed at a broad segment of the target audience. The CBC is the Canadian national broadcaster so it does have a mandate to provide news to the country as a whole.

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