• Halyna Chulanova Sumy State University
  • Vladyslava Ivashchenko Sumy State University


objectivity effect, language tools, news articles, coronavirus, subjectivity.


The article is devoted to the study of the means of creating objectivity effects in news articles about the coronavirus. The paper theoretically substantiates the linguistic means that represent the objectivity effects, which allowed to classify them according to the level of the objectivity effect. The article practically confirms the widespread use of language tools that represent the deliberately created objectivity effect in the 25 BBC news articles we have analyzed. We have shown that the objectivity effect in coronavirus news articles is achieved through the use of certain language tools according to the degree of objectivity effect: high, medium and low. This study illustrates that news articles about the coronavirus are in fact subjective, but their subjectivity is masked by a variety of linguistic means that create the objectivity effect. These include the presentation of statistics without reference to any source, quantitative characterization using plural nouns, words more / less, generalized circumstances of place and time, the use of indirect speech to avoid mentioning the speaker or the use of direct speech - citation.


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How to Cite

Chulanova , H., & Ivashchenko , V. (2022). LINGUISTIC MEANS OF CREATING OBJECTIVITY EFFECTS IN NEWS ARTICLES ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. Philological Treatises, 14(1), 152–158. Retrieved from