Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction

Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction : A Study of News Discourse

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This study combines media studies and social interactionalist discursive research on the news media, and bridges the gap between the analyses of texts and their production, and studies of audience reception and behaviour. On one hand media studies need interactional sociolinguistics to open up to more reflective studies of media audiences. At the same time, interactional sociolinguistics needs media studies to enrich its understanding of the ever-increasing place of texts of the media in daily social interactions. The study is based on five years of ethnogrphic and discursive study of the role of the news media (print and television) in the social construction of identity.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 147 x 224 x 25mm | 540g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0582327261
  • 9780582327269

Table of contents

Part 1 The primacy of social interaction in discourse: mediated action as social practice. Part 2 Sites of engagement: maxims of stance - social practices in the interactive construction of business telephone calls; acts of reading and watching - observation as social interaction; news-stands, handbills, photographs and living rooms as stages for the construction of person. Interlude - mediated transactions. Part 4 The discursive construction of the person in the news media: television journalists; newspaper journalists; newsmakers in newspaper and television. Part 4 Media studies and social interaction: interdiscursivity and identity; a social interactional perspective on ethnographic studies of media.
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