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This paper analyzes the use of numbers by the Spanish press during the first weeks of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Why is it important?

Our analysis reveals how journalists use numbers to give news more credibility and to capture public attention by creating a sense of alarm


This article gave us the opportunity to apply our knowledge of linguistics to a highly topical and relevant case, such as the Covid-19 crisis.

Miguel Ángel Jordán Enamorado
Universitat de Valencia

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This page is a summary of: Análisis del uso de números en la prensa española durante la crisis del Covid-19, Spanish in Context, December 2022, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/sic.20015.jor.
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