Media Discourse

Media Discourse

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

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15mm | 366g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0340588896
  • 9780340588895
  • 300,342

Table of contents

Approaches to media discourse; communication in the mass media; critical analysis of media discourse; intertextuality and the news; representations in documentary and news; identity and social relations in media texts; Crimewatch UK; political discourse in the media; critical media literacy.
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Review quote

'...offers a new contemporary approach to media language which connects both with the key issues in modern social theory and with poststructuralist interest in intertextuality and genre mixing. It will be highly useful for media studies courses and adds a dimension to existing issues and theories in textual analysis.' Theo van Leeuwen, School of Media, London College 'This book offers insights into media, media discourse and their interface with wider social processes that you will not find in other writers...Fairclough produces a unique range of insights into media discourse. The field would be much the poorer without his work.' Journal of Sociolinguistics
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About Norman Fairclough

Norman Fairclough is a professor at the University of Lancaster.
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