Analysing Media Discourses

Author: John E. Richardson,Joseph D. Burridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131798529X

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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The continual growth in the significance of mass-mediated communication makes it essential that we are able to reflect upon and critically appreciate the semiotic processes that are involved in their impact upon social and cultural life. This edited collection showcases a range of diverse approaches to the analysis of various forms of mediated communications, including varying degrees of attention to their associated textual, discursive and social practices. Individual contributions are devoted to exploring, in analytical depth, multiple dimensions of each of the following media: newspaper articles, magazines (both historical advertising and contemporary editorial discourse), television (both situation comedy and "reality" TV programmes), books (covers and content in two genres), political leaflets, and a flight simulation computer game. The collection will be an important resource for scholars and students within disciplines including communication studies, sociology, media studies, cultural studies, discourse studies, and journalism studies. This book was published as a special issue of Social Semiotics.
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Media Discourses

Author: Donald Matheson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522637X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Some of the most important questions regarding the relationship between media and culture are about communication. How are the meanings which make up a culture shared in society? How is power performed in the media? What identities and relationships take shape there? Media Discourses introduces readers to discourse analysis to show how media communication works. Written in a lively style and drawing on examples from contemporary media, it discusses what precisely gets represented in mediatexts, who gets to do the talking, what knowledge people need toshare in order to understand the media and how power relations are reinforced or challenged. Each chapter discusses a particular media genre, including news, advertising, reality television and weblogs. At the same time, each chapter also introduces a range of approaches to media discourse, from analysis of linguistic details to the rules of conversation and the discursive construction of selfhood. A glossary explains key terms and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter. This is a key text for media studies, mass communication, communication studies, linguistics and journalism studies students.
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Media Discourse: Representation and Interaction

Representation and Interaction

Author: Mary Talbot

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748630074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This lively and accessible study of media and discourse combines theoretical reflection with empirical engagement, and brings together insights from a range of disciplines. Within media and cultural studies, the study of media texts is dominated by an exclusive focus on representation. This book adds long overdue attention to social interaction. The book is divided into two sections. The first outlines key theoretical issues and concepts, including informalisation, genre hybridisation, positioning, dialogism and discourse. The second is a sustained interrogation of social interaction in and around media. Re-examining issues of representation and interaction, it critically assesses work on the para-social and broadcast sociability, then explores distinct sites of interaction: production communities, audience communities and 'interactivity' with audiences.
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Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes

The Representation of Islam in the British Press

Author: Paul Baker,Costas Gabrielatos,Tony McEnery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Is the British press prejudiced against Muslims? This thorough analysis of over 140 million words of newspaper articles explores that question.
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Evaluation in Media Discourse

Analysis of a Newspaper Corpus

Author: Monika Bednarek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441139168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Evaluation is the linguistic expression of speaker/writer opinion, and has only recently become the focus of linguistic analysis. This book presents the first corpus-based account of evaluation; one hundred newspaper articles collated to form a 70,000 word comparable corpus, drawn from both tabloid and broadsheet media. The book provides detailed explanations and justifications of the underlying framework of evaluation, as well as demonstrating how this is part of the larger framework of media discourse. Unlike many other linguistic analyses of media language, it makes frequent reference to the production circumstances of newspaper discourse, in particular the so-called 'news values' that shape the creation of the news. Cutting-edge and insightful, Evaluation in Media Discourse will be of interest to academics and researchers in corpus linguistics and media discourse.
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Discourse and Social Media

Author: Gwen Bouvier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131727699X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Discourse and Social Media is a unique and timely collection that breaks ground on how discourse scholars, coming from a range of disciplinary perspectives, can critically analyse different social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and News. The book fills a gap in the market for a multi-disciplinary collection for analysing the discourse of social media. In providing a thorough review of the field to date, the opening chapter considers some of the common and divergent interests and priorities that exist in social media discourse analysis. It also discusses the wider methodological and theoretical implications which social media analysis brings to the process of discourse analysis, as new forms of connections and communication call us to re-think the static models that we have been using. The rest of the collection draws on different traditions in discourse studies, including Critical Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Foucaultian analysis and Multimodality, to bring several unique approaches to critically analysing social media from a discourse perspective. Each ground-breaking chapter shows how different forms of social media data can best be selected, analysed, and dealt with critically. As a whole, Discourse and Social Media provides a go-to resource for social media scholars, as well as graduate students. The book is a significant contribution to the development of the field at this present shifting time. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses.
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Analysing Media Texts (Volume 4)

Author: Gillespie, Marie,Toynbee, Jason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218865

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Provides an introduction to analysing media texts. This book with its award winning DVD, helps students learn how to do semiotic, genre and narrative analysis, content and discourse analysis, and engage with debates about the politics of representation.
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Media Discourse

Author: Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780340588895

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The study of media language is increasingly important both for media studies and for discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. In Media Discourse, Norman Fairclough applies the "critical discourse analysis" framework he developed in Language and Power and Discourse and Social Life to media language. Drawing on examples from TV, radio, and newspapers, he focuses on changing practices of media discourse in relation to wider processes of social and cultural change, particularly the tensions between public and private in the media and the tensions between information and entertainment.
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Analysing Discourse

Textual Analysis for Social Research

Author: Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415258937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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"The book is an essential resource seeking to analyze real texts and discourse."--BOOK JACKET.
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Analysing Newspapers

An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis

Author: John E. Richardson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137136731

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 1143

This book offers both an understanding of newspaper reporting and a means for readers to develop their own critical analysis. Using a wealth of contemporary case studies, students are taught how the language of journalism works, providing students with an accessible and user-friendly guide to analyzing newspapers around the globe.
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Investigating Media Discourse

Author: ANNE O'KEEFFE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134219075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Investigating Media Discourse explores spoken interactions in the media, drawing on contemporary sources from the English speaking world including chat shows, radio phone-ins and political interviews with leaders such as Tony Blair and George W.Bush. The main theoretical framework used in this work is influenced by Goffman, where each media encounter is viewed as a three-way participation framework involving the broadcaster, interviewee and audience, all of whom shape the interaction. The spoken media interactions are analysed from this viewpoint to illustrate how they are managed, how pseudo-relationships are established and maintained and how ‘others’ are created. O’Keefe brings together methodologies of discourse analysis, conversation analysis and corpus linguistics allowing the media extracts to be explored from different perspectives whilst providing multiple insights. Investigating Media Discourse will appeal to students and researchers of applied linguistics, english language and media. Anne O’Keeffe is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.
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Television discourse

analysing language in the media

Author: Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403934291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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What is the connection between what is said on TV and how it is said? Structured around key features of television discourse, Nuria Lorenzo-Dus examines the specific forms and structures of talk across media genres. Using data from programs as varied as news bulletins and political speeches to makeover and talk shows, Television Discourse examines four defining characteristics of the current broadcast landscape: Storytelling, Closeness, Conflict and Persuasion. This innovative, four-part structure allows for detailed discourse analysis of how each feature works in context; whilst ‘Storytelling’ is examined in relation to docu-soaps and talk shows, ‘Closeness’ is explored through the mediums of celebrity chat shows and reality programming. Insightful analysis of ‘Conflict’ in courtroom shows and ‘Persuasion’ in lifestyle programs enables readers to think critically about the ways in which television discourse is used to influence the viewer. With a helpful glossary and extensive guide to further reading, Television Discourse is an invaluable resource for all those interested in studying language in the media.
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Unified Discourse Analysis

Language, Reality, Virtual Worlds and Video Games

Author: James Paul Gee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768446X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Discourse Analysis is becoming increasingly "multimodal", concerned primarily with the interplay of language, image and sound. Video Games allow humans to create, live in and have conversations with new multimodal worlds. In this ground-breaking new textbook, best-selling author and experienced gamer, James Paul Gee, sets out a new theory and method of discourse analysis which applies to language, the real world, science and video games. Rather than analysing the language of video games, this book uses discourse analysis to study games as communicational forms. Gee argues that language, science, games and everyday life are deeply related and each is a series of conversations. Discourse analysis should not be just about language, but about human interactions with the world, with games, and with each other, interactions that make meaning and sustain lives amid risk and complexity. Written in a highly accessible style and drawing on a wide range of video games from World of Warcraft and Chibi-Robo to Tetris, this engaging textbook is essential reading for students in discourse analysis, new media and digital culture.
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Applied Discourse Analysis

Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319471813

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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This book, written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and material culture.
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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

Author: John Flowerdew,John E. Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317576497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 638

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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing: approaches analytical methods interdisciplinarity social divisions and power domains and media. Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.
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Tracking the Media

Interpretations of Mass Media Discourses in India and Pakistan

Author: Associate Professor Department of English Subarno Chattarji,Subarno Chattarji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136705058

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 335

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This book is about media content analysis in the English language print media in South Asia, with reference to certain contemporary issues. It is written from the perspective of the need to analyze media discourses and the ways in which their circulation creates a ‘common sense’ view of the world. The focus is on English language papers and news magazines; additionally, some Hindi, Urdu, and Sindhi newspapers are examined. The highlight is on the ways in which English language publications contribute to and function within middle class matrices of modernity, consumption, conflict, and conservatism in India.
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Analyzing Digital Discourse

New Insights and Future Directions

Author: Patricia Bou-Franch,Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783319926629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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This innovative edited collection presents new insights into emerging debates around digital communication practices. It brings together research by leading international experts to examine methods and approaches, multimodality, face and identity, across five thematically organised sections. Its contributors revise current paradigms in view of past, present, and future research and analyse how users deploy the wealth of multimodal resources afforded by digital technologies to undertake tasks and to enact identity. In its concluding section it identifies the ideologies that underpin the construction of digital texts in the social world. This important contribution to digital discourse studies will have interdisciplinary appeal across the fields of linguistics, socio-linguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, gender studies, multimodality, media and communication studies.
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How to Do Critical Discourse Analysis

A Multimodal Introduction

Author: David Machin,Andrea Mayr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857028928

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Using a multimodal approach –graphic, vocal, written – How to do Critical Discourse Analysis guides students to an understanding of how language, power and ideology are negotiated in visual communication and media texts, from magazine and advertising, to YouTube and music videos. Authors David Machin and Andrea Mayr draw on discourse analysis, appraisal theory, stylistics and conversation analysis to present a systematic toolkit for doing language and image analysis. Using case studies and examples from a range of traditional and new media content, the book equips students with the necessary tools to analyze and understand the relationship between language, discourse and social practices.
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Mediatized China-Africa Relations

How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order

Author: Shubo Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811053820

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and contested in media and academic discourses. As Africa’s biggest trading partner and creditor, China explores Africa not only as a marketplace for importing primary commodities and exporting manufactured goods, but also as a preferred testing ground for its media and telecommunication sector aspiring for further internationalization. At a time when the influence from Global North has been on the wane in the continent, emerging powers are regarded as new inspirations for Africa’s development. China in particular tries to bolster multipolarity in Africa by factoring in media influence and facilitating the digitalization process of the continent. This book offers an up-to-date geopolitical analysis of China-Africa, examining the role of communication and telecommunication in the power shift, especially in constructing social and cultural realities in which the idea of “development” has been recurrently redefined and negotiated in the public domain. This volume tackles the issue from the new perspective of mediatization, considering how the media on the one hand shapes public opinion with its narratives and a logic of its own, and on the other hand simultaneously becomes an integrated part of other institutions like politics, trade, business as more of these institutional activities are performed through both interactive and mass media.
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Discourse of Twitter and Social Media

How We Use Language to Create Affiliation on the Web

Author: Michele Zappavigna

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441138714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Social media such as microblogging services and social networking sites are changing the way people interact online and search for information and opinions. This book investigates linguistic patterns in electronic discourse,looking at online evaluative language, Internet slang, memes and ambient affiliation using a large Twitter corpus (over 100 million tweets) alongside specialized case studies. The author argues that we are currently witnessing a cultural movement from online conversation to what can be termed 'searchable talk' - online talk where people affiliate by making their discourse findable (for example, via metadata such as Twitter hashtags) by others holding similar interests. This cutting edge text will be of interest to all scholars and students dealing with electronically mediated discourse.
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