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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European Television Discourse in Transition

Author: Helen Kelly-Holmes

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 84

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As we enter the age of digital television with its potential offering of five hundred channels, this volume addresses the implications of the rapidly changing television environment: for societies, for groups, for identities, for communication, for our sense of time, space, place, for education, for language, for genres, for our whole way of life.
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Worlds in Common?

Television Discourses in a Changing Europe

Author: Ulrike H. Meinhof,Kay Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113476989X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Worlds in Common? examines the newly emerging forms of language used in satellite television programmes, exploring a wide range of genres including twenty-four hour news broadcasting, culture channels, talk shows, local TV and European news. Focusing on the experiences of British and German viewers, the authors discuss these new forms of communication brought about by the technological and economic upheavals in Europe in the late 1990s. This interaction between media theories and media discourses, makes the book highly relevant for researchers in media and cultural studies as well as linguistics, and provides an important and innovatory link between these different approaches.
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Values and Choices in Television Discourse

A View from Both Sides of the Screen

Author: Roberta Piazza,Louann Haarman,Anne Caborn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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The high-pressured, fast-paced environment of television production leaves little time for producers to reflect on how the potentialities of texts and images will be interpreted outside of the immediate broadcast imperatives. This volume brings together the producers and analysts of television in a formal and productive way.
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Telecinematic Discourse

Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series

Author: Roberta Piazza,Monika Bednarek,Fabio Rossi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027256152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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This cutting-edge collection of articles provides the first organised reflection on the language of films and television series across British, American and Italian cultures. The volume suggests new directions for research and applications, and offers a variety of methodologies and perspectives on the complexities of "telecinematic" discourse – a hitherto virtually unexplored area of investigation in linguistics. The papers share a common vision of the big and small screen: the belief that the discourses of film and television offer a re-presentation of our world. As such, telecinematic texts reorganise and recreate language (together with time and space) in their own way and with respect to specific socio-cultural conventions and media logic. The volume provides a multifaceted, yet coherent insight into the diegetic – as it revolves around narrative – as opposed to mimetic – as referring to other non-narrative and non-fictional genres – discourses of fictional media. The collection will be of interest to researchers, tutors and students in pragmatics, stylistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, communication studies and related fields.
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Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action

Author: Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. Chapters provide rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic/cultural contexts, including dating shows in China and Spain, docudramas in Argentina and New Zealand, and talent shows in the UK and USA.
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Channels of Discourse, Reassembled

Television and Contemporary Criticism

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898872

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Since its original publication in 1987, Channels of Discourse has provided the most comprehensive consideration of commercial television, drawing on insights provided by the major strands of contemporary criticism: semiotics, narrative theory, reception theory, genre theory, ideological analysis, psychoanalysis, feminist criticism, and British cultural studies. The second edition features a new introduction by Robert Allen that includes a discussion of the political economy of commercial television. Two new essays have been added--one an assessment of postmodernism and television, the other an analysis of convergence and divergence among the essays--and the original essays have been substantially revised and updated with an international audience in mind. Sixty-one new television stills illustrate the text. Each essay lays out the general tenets of its particular approach, discusses television as an object of analysis within that critical framework, and provides extended examples of the types of analysis produced by that critical approach. Case studies range from Rescue 911 and Twin Peaks to soap operas, music videos, game shows, talk shows, and commericals. Channels of Discourse, Reassembled suggests new ways of understanding relationships among television programs, between viewing pleasure and narrative structure, and between the world in front of the television set and that represented on the screen. The collection also addresses the qualities of popular television that traditional aesthetics and quantitative media research have failed to treat satisfactorily, including its seriality, mass production, and extraordinary popularity. The contributors are Robert C. Allen, Jim Collins, Jane Feuer, John Fiske, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, James Hay, E. Ann Kaplan, Sarah Kozloff, Ellen Seiter, and Mimi White.
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Sports Discourse

Author: Tony Schirato

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441173366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book both defines sports discourse, and provides an account of the different discourses that are utilized and come into play when the field of sport speaks. It shows how the sports communities have been addressed over time by various speakers, across various multimodal genres. Tony Schirato looks first at how discourse can be viewed as a form of work, something that produces and naturalizes meanings, and habituates the way we see the world. Grounding this exploration is an account of the development of the field of sport as a specific discursive regime, one that is both reflected and refracted by the dominant discourses and values of the time. These discourses have become naturalized and shape activities and materialities at local and global levels. The book ends with an examination of how new technologies and the Web are changing sports discourse, in some cases radically via online commentary, Twitter and user-generated content.
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American Television

New Directions in History and Theory

Author: Nick Browne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135020221

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This work brings together writings on television published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, from essays by Nick Browne and Beverle Houston to the latest historical and critical research. It considers television's economics, technologies, forms and audiences from a cultural perspective that links history, theory and criticism. The authors address several key issues: the formative period in American television history; the relation between television's political economy and its cultural forms; gender and melodrama; and new technologies such as video games and camcorders. Originally published in 1993.
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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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Active Audience

A New Materialistic Interpretation of a Key Concept of Cultural Studies

Author: Huimin Jin

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839418968

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Despite a number of retrospective works on cultural studies, to date no other book dedicates itself to the historical and theoretical examination of British cultural studies' engagement with the »active audience theory« of the Birmingham School and its legacies. However, this book is no mere reconstruction of active audience theory as Huimin Jin develops new theoretical insights initially through a critical review of Stuart Hall's classical model of »encoding/decoding« and close readings of David Morley's groundbreaking ethnographic audience studies. Questioning the discourse model of the active audience proposed by Hall and Morley, Jin elaborates a new materialistic concept of audiences for the twenty-first century.
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Political Discourse in the Media

Cross-cultural Perspectives

Author: Anita Fetzer,Gerda Lauerbach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027254030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 379

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This book departs from the premise that political discourse is intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and transcultural characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally comparative perspective in Arab, Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Israeli, Swedish, US-American and international contexts. By using different theoretical frameworks, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics and systemic functional linguistics, the papers reflect current moves in political discourse analysis to cross-disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating semiotics, particularly multimodality, cognition, context, genre and recipient design.
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An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.
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Communication Yearbook 15

Author: Stanley Deetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041587694X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Dialogue Analysis IX: Dialogue in Literature and the Media, Part 2: Media

Selected Papers from the 9th IADA Conference, Salzburg 2003

Author: Anne Betten,Monika Dannerer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311094605X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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These two volumes offer a selection of the papers held at the conference of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) in 2003. Volume I contains 38 articles devoted to dialogue and the phenomenon of 'dialogicity' in literature, ranging from antiquity to a large number of modern languages and literatures. The conversation-analytic approaches drawn upon are notable for their methodological diversity. This is also true of the 32 articles in Volume II. The main focus here is on present-day types of dialogue in the new electronic media and their 'traditional' counterparts (press, radio, television, film). The examples are taken from various countries, and they are discussed in terms of the intercultural, semiotic, translatorial, and general pragmatic issues they pose.
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Kurdish Identity, Discourse, and New Media

Author: J. Sheyholislami

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119301

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Informed by the interdisciplinary approach of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and theories of identity, nation, and media, the study investigates the ways Kurds, the world's largest stateless nation, use satellite television and Internet to construct their identities. This book examines the complex interrelationships between ethno-national identities, discourses, and new media. Not only offers the first study of discursive constructions of Kurdish identity in the new media, this book also the first CDA informed comparative study of the contents of the two media. The study pushes the boundaries of the growing area of studies of identity, nationalism and transnationalism, discourse studies, minority language, and digital media.
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Complex TV

The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling

Author: Jason Mittell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814738850

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound. Complex TV offers a sustained analysis of the poetics of television narrative, focusing on how storytelling has changed in recent years and how viewers make sense of these innovations. Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer comprehension, transmedia storytelling, serial authorship, character change, and cultural evaluation. Developing a television-specific set of narrative theories, Complex TV argues that television is the most vital and important storytelling medium of our time.
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Demon in the Box

Jews, Arabs, Politics, and Culture in the Making of Israeli Television

Author: Tasha G. Oren

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534206

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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What does a country's television programming say about its deep character, beliefs, dreams, and fears? In Demon in the Box, Tasha G. Oren recounts the volatile history of Israeli television and thereby reveals the history of the nation itself. Initially rejected as a corrupting influence on "the people of the book," television became the object of fantasies and anxieties that went to the heart of Israel's most pressing concerns: Arab-Israeli relations, immigration, and the forgoing of a modern Israeli culture. Television broadcasting was aimed toward external relations--the flow of messages across borders, Arab-Israeli conflict, and the shaping of public opinion worldwide--as much as it was toward internal needs and interests. Through archival research and analysis of public scandals and early programs, Oren traces Israeli television's transformation from a feared agent of decadence to a powerful national communication tool, and eventually, to a vastly popular entertainment medium.
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