Faculty Wins Top Paper Award

Professor Lee Chin-Chuan is a coauthor of a paper that wins the 3rd biennual Journal of Language and Social Psychology Best Paper Award. The award will be presented by the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP) in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on 20-23 June 2012.

The paper is titled, “Media Discourse on Globalization in China: A Social-Psychological Analysis,” by Sik Hung Ng, Jiawn Ye, and Lee. Ng is Chair Professor of social psychology in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong, where Ye is a Ph.D. student.

In making the decision, the IALSP committee said: “The committee found this paper to be uniquely insightful in bridging work on language, media, culture, and politics. Theoretically, the work develops ideas of globalization, justification, and image building, in ways that emphasize their socio-psychological and communicative importance, thus claiming a stake for social psychologists and communication scientists in examining such macro-social phenomena. The authors are to be congratulated on an insightful and hugely readable article.”

The textual materials for this paper were connected in part with a discourse project conducted under the auspices of the Center for Communication Research (CCR).