This collection brings together in one volume current leading approaches to the study of media discourse.Its focus is on the media text (spoken, written or visual), but it also addresses issues of the production and reception of media discourse. Chapters provide a brief outline of the authors approach to media discourse and then demonstrate how the approach works in practice by close analysis of sample texts. The applicability of the frameworks is discussed, and guidelines are offered on how to use them.
"A state-of-the-art presentation, invaluable for students andresearchers in the growing field of media discourse." Roger Fowler, University of East Anglia
"This admirable collection of papers by some of the most eminentscholars in the field of media studies combines breadth of coveragewith depth of analysis, and programmatic methodological statementswith detailed empirical studies. It will be an indispensable textin its field for many years to come." Andreas H. Jucker, Professorof English Linguistics, Justus Liebig University Giessen
"A useful entry point for anyone seeking to understand thediverse approaches found under the umbrella of media 'discourse'."Jean Aitchison, Professor of Language and Communication, Universityof Oxford
"Leading writers on media discourse introduce their theoreticalmethods and make them work on specific instances from the press, radio and television. Readers can test and compare theapplicability and relevance of various approaches and adopt them totheir own examination of the media." Ulrike H. Meinhof, Universityof Bradford
"It would be difficult to dream up a more impressive list ofnames for a collection of papers on media discourse...I startedreading with high expectations and was not disappointed... I wouldstrongly recommend this book not only to students of mediadiscourse in particular, but to anyone with an interest in culturalstudies, text and discourse analysis or indeed any aspect oflanguage in action, not excluding visual semiotics. It would makean excellent key reader for students in these or related fields."Thomas Bloor, Language Studies Unit, Aston University
Notes on Contributors.
Chapter 1. Media and Discourse: A Critical Overview: Peter Garrett and Allan Bell.
Chapter 2. Opinions and Ideologies in the Press: Teun A. van Dijk.
Chapter 3. The Discourse Structure of News Stories: Allan Bell.
Chapter 4. News from Nowhere: Televisual News Discourse and the Construction of Hegemony: Stuart Allan.
Chapter 5. Political Discourse in the Media: An Analytical Framework: Norman Fairclough.
Chapter 6. Conversation Analysis: Neutralism in British News Interviews: David Greatbatch.
Chapter 7. Front Pages: (The Critical) Analysis of Newspaper Layout: Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen.
Chapter8. Signs and Wonders: Interpreting the Economy through Television: Kay Richardson.
Chapter 9. Media-Language-World: Paddy Scannel.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th March 1998
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.29 x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1