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.

Evaluation in Media Discourse

European Perspectives

Author: Ruth Breeze,Ins Olza

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783034320146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 1165

This book analyses European media discourses using a variety of tools, including appraisal analysis, argumentation theory, multimodal approaches and corpus linguistics, with various theoretical approaches, including SFL and corpus-informed discourse studies, critical discourse analysis, semio-communicative approaches, and Bakhtinian perspectives.

Space, Time and Evaluation in Ideological Discourse

Author: Laura Filardo-Llamas,Christopher Hart,Bertie Kaal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317293584

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 4871

Bringing together a body of related research which has recently developed in Critical Discourse Analysis, this book is the first to address the role of perspective in socio-political discourse. Specifically, the contributions to this volume seek to explore, from a cognitive standpoint, the way in which perspective functions in three dimensions – space, time, and evaluation – to enact ideology and persuasion. A range of discourse genres are analysed, including political discourse, media discourse, and songs used as political tools. Starting from the contention that discourse processing relies on the same mechanisms that support our understanding and experience of space, the book finds a recurrent theme in the way in which perspectival concepts like distance and focus, prompted by linguistic signs, feature in our discursively constructed knowledge of social and political realities. By highlighting the complex nature of perspective-taking in ideological discourse, the volume sets the agenda for further research in this area. The book will appeal to linguists, discourse analysts, media scholars, and political scientists, and all who are interested in the relationship between language and cognition in the socio-political domain. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Discourse Studies.

Social Media and Democracy

Innovations in Participatory Politics

Author: Brian D. Loader,Dan Mercea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136459707

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3416

This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement. Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly been adopted by politicians, political activists and social movements as a means to engage, organize and communicate with citizens worldwide. Drawing on Obama’s Presidential campaign, opposition and protests in the Arab states, and the mobilization of support for campaigns against tuition fee increases and the UK Uncut demonstrations, this book presents evidence-based research and analysis. Renowned international scholars examine the salience of the network as a metaphor for understanding our social world, but also the centrality of the Internet in civic and political networks. Whilst acknowledging the power of social media, the contributors question the claim it is a utopian tool of democracy, and suggests a cautious approach to facilitate more participative democracy is necessary. Providing the most up-to-date analysis of social media, citizenship and democracy, Social Media and Democracy will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Social Policy, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.

Authorial Stance in Research Articles

Examples from Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology

Author: P. Pho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 8405

How do I structure a journal article?; "Can I use 'I' in a research article?"; "Should I use an active or passive voice?" - Many such questions will be answered in this book, which documents the linguistic devices that authors use to show how they align or distance themselves from arguments and ideas, while maintaining conventions of objectivity.

Foundations of Pragmatics

Author: Wolfram Bublitz,Neal R. Norrick

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110214261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 481

Open publication Opening the 9-volume-series Handbooks of Pragmatics, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the foundations of pragmatics. It covers the central theories and approaches as well as key concepts and topics characteristic of mainstream pragmatics, i.e. the traditional and most widespread approach to the ways and means of using language in authentic social contexts. The in-depth articles provide reliable orientational overviews useful to researchers, students, and teachers. They are both state of the art reviews of their topics and critical evaluations in the light of subsequent developments. Topics are thus considered within their scholarly context and also critically evaluated from current perspectives. The five major sections of the handbook are dedicated to the Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations (with a historiographic overview of the establishment and subsequent development of pragmatics), Key Topics (investigating indexicality, reference and other concepts that were the first to make their way from grammar into pragmatics and mainstream notions like speech acts, types of inference), the Place of Pragmatics in the Description of Discourse (delimiting pragmatics from grammar, semantics, prosody, literary criticism), and Methods and Tools.

Evaluation in Context

Author: Geoff Thompson,Laura Alba-Juez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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It is now an acknowledged fact in the world of linguistics that the concept of evaluation is crucial, and that there is very little – if any – discourse that cannot be analyzed through the prism of its evaluative content. This book presents some of the latest developments in the study of this phenomenon. Released more than a decade later than Hunston and Thompson’s (2000) Evaluation in Text, Evaluation in Context is designed as its sequel, in an attempt to continue, update and extend the different avenues of research opened by the earlier work. Both theoretical and empirical studies on the topic are presented, with the intention of scrutinizing as many of its dimensions as possible, by not only looking at evaluative texts, but also considering the aspects of the discursive context that affect the final evaluative meaning at both the production and reception stages of the evaluative act. The editors’ main objective has been to gather contributions which investigate the manifold faces and phases of evaluation by presenting a wide variety of perspectives that include different linguistic theories (e.g. Axiological Semantics, Functionalism or Politeness Theory), different levels of linguistic description (e.g. phonological, lexical or semantic), and different text types and contexts (e.g. the evaluation found in ironic discourse, the multimodality of media discourse or the world of politics, just to name a few). The volume can be of use not only for scholars who study the evaluative function of language, but also for students who wish to pursue research in the area.

Evaluation and Stance in War News

A Linguistic Analysis of American, British and Italian television news reporting of the 2003 Iraqi war

Author: Louann Haarman,Linda Lombardo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441136649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 2050

In a world in which advanced communication technologies have made the reporting of disasters and conflicts (also in the form of breaking news) a familiar and 'normalised' activity, the information we present here about television news reporting of the 2003 war in Iraq has implications that go beyond this particular conflict. Evaluation and Stance in War News functions as a tool kit for the critical evaluation of language in the news, both as raw data in need of interpretation and as carefully packaged products of 'information management' in need of 'unpacking'. The chapters offer an array of theoretical and empirical instruments for revealing, identifying, sifting, weighing and connecting patterns of language use that construct messages. These messages carry with them world views and value systems that can either create an ever wider divide or serve to build bridges between peoples and countries.

Corpora and Language Education

Author: Lynne Flowerdew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355560

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 9678

A critical examination of key concepts and issues in corpus linguistics, with a particular focus on the expanding interdisciplinary nature of the field and the role that written and spoken corpora now play in these different disciplines. It also presents a series of corpus-based case studies illustrating central themes and best practices.

New Media Language

Author: Jean Aitchison,Diana M. Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 401

Investigating how changes to the world's media have affected, and been affected by, language this book explores a wide range of topics looking at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes on the world - and our world-view.

Evaluation in Text : Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse

Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse

Author: Susan Hunston,Geoffrey Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 0191591092


Page: 238

View: 4884

A crucial aspect of any discourse is what the writer or speaker thinks about his/her topic - in other words, how the writer or speaker evaluates the topic. Evaluation in Text brings together work from many different perspectives, providing a unique profile of this important topic which will be essential reading for any student or researcher of Discourse Analysis. - ;This is an accessible and wide-ranging account of current research in one of the most central aspects of discourse analsysis: evalution in and of written and spoken language. Evalution is the broad cover term for the expression of a speakers - or writers - attitudes, feelings, and values. It covers areas sometimes referred to as stance, modality, affect or appraisal. Evaluation (a) expresses the speakers opinion and thus reflects the value-system of that person and their community; (b) constructs relations between speaker and hearer (or writer and reader); (c) plays a key role in how discourse is organized. Every act of evalution expresses and contributes to a communal value-system, which in turn is a component of the ideology that lies behind every written or spoken text. Conceptually, evaluation is comparative, subjective, and value-laden. In linguistic terms it may be analysed lexically, grammatically, and textually. These themes and perspectives are richly exemplified in the chapters of this book, by authors aware and observant of the fact that processes of linguistic analysis are themselves inherently evaluative. The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable research guide. The exemplary perspectives and analyses presented by the authors will be of central interest to everyone concerned with the analysis of discourse, whether as students of language, literature, or communication. They also have much to offer students of politics and culture. The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable research guide. The exemplary perspectives and analyses presented by the authors will be of central interest to everyone concerned with the analysis of discourse, whether as students of language, literature, or communication. They also have much to offer students of politics and culture. -

Discourse of Twitter and Social Media

How We Use Language to Create Affiliation on the Web

Author: Michele Zappavigna

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441141863

Category: Computers

Page: 227

View: 959

Examination of the effects of social media innovations on electronically mediated discourse, focusing on interaction.

Evaluation and Credentialing in Digital Music Communities

Benefits and Challenges for Learning and Assessment

Author: H. Cecilia Suhr

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262527146

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 4199

"In this MacArthur Report, Suhr explores digital music communities' use of evaluation games and digital badges for both casual music evaluators and musicians. The first case study focuses on audience evaluation via playing Spotify's Hit or Not game, where game players evaluate a song's hit potential. Suhr explores the gamification of learning and evaluation; when the act of music evaluation turns into a game, what do the players learn, and what may be the implications of this type of evaluation? The second, more in-depth case study on Indaba Music examines the process of gaining badges through involvement in contests. Suhr questions whether or not gaining badges holds significance for musicians. Taken as a whole, this report analyzes how digital badges are perceived by both music listeners and musicians. To what extent can digital badges be an effective way to represent and credit musicians' accomplishments and merits? What are the emerging challenges, benefits, and shortcomings in the use of digital badges as an alternative evaluation mechanism? How do the uses of digital badges in the context of assessing creativity intersect or diverge with the practices related to education and other non-creative fields?"--Provided by publisher.

Handbuch Wort und Wortschatz

Author: Ulrike Haß,Petra Storjohann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110395177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 543

View: 6392

Wort und Wortschatz galten immer schon als wesentliche Elemente der Sprache. Aber das Interesse an Wörtern hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten durch neue Methoden, v.a. aus der Korpus- und Kognitionslinguistik, deutlich gewandelt: Die Wahrnehmung ‚des Worts‘ ist (wieder) in Bewegung geraten. Das Handbuch zeigt auf, wie Wörter durch ihre interaktionelle, visuelle und sprachliche Umgebung beeinflusst werden.


Politischer Wandel im Zeitalter der digitalen Utopie

Author: César Rendueles

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518741063

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 6805

Früher gab es einen Marktplatz und einen Markttag – mittlerweile haben die Läden immer länger geöffnet, und der Kapitalismus kolonialisiert die letzte Pore der Lebenswelt. In einer von wachsender Ungleichheit geprägten Gegenwart setzen viele Linke ihre letzte Hoffnung in die sozialen Medien, eine Haltung, die César Rendueles als naiven »Cyberfetischismus« kritisiert. Mit einem Gespür für große historische Bögen und einem an Slavoj Žižek erinnernden Talent, aus popkulturellen Referenzen theoretische Funken zu schlagen, legt er dar, dass politischer Wandel nur möglich sein wird, wenn wir die »Soziophobie«, die Angst vor der Kooperation mit den anderen, überwinden. »Wenn viele gleichzeitig dasselbe machen«, so Rendueles, »heißt das noch lange nicht, dass sie es gemeinsam tun.«

Language Ideologies and Media Discourse

Texts, Practices, Politics

Author: Sally Johnson,Tommaso M. Milani

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144118273X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 9783

The study of language ideologies has become a key theme in sociolinguistics over the past decade. It is the study of the relationship between representations of language, on the one hand, and broader aesthetic, economic, moral and political concerns, on the other. Research into the particular role played by media discourse in the construction, reproduction and contestation of such ideologies has been� widely scattered - this book� brings together this emerging field.� It� considers how, in an era of global communication technologies, the media - by which we understand the press, radio, television, cinema, the internet and multimodal gaming - help to disseminate preferred uses of, and ideas about, language.� The book is� tightly focussed on the relationship between language ideologies and media discourse, together with the methods and techniques required for the analysis of that relationship. It also places� emphasis on television and new-media texts,� incorporating and expanding upon recent theoretical insights into visual communication and multimodal discourse analysis. International in scope, this book will also be of interest to students from a wide range of fields including linguistics (particularly sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology), modern languages, education, media studies, communication studies and cultural theory.

Evaluation in Advertising Reception

A Socio-Cognitive and Linguistic Perspective

Author: S. Bullo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350431

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 5362

Placed within the context of reception studies, this book investigates how advertisements that rely on re-contextualising shared cultural knowledge are understood by their viewers, and examines their persuasive potential.