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Television Discourse
Analysing Language in the Media
 
 
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What is the connection between what is said on TV and how it is said? Structured around four key features of the current broadcast landscape (storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion), Television Discourse examines the specific forms and structures of talk across media genres as varied as reality shows and political interviews.


Description

What is the connection between what is said on TV and how it is said? Structured around four key features of the current broadcast landscape (storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion), Television Discourse examines the specific forms and structures of talk across media genres as varied as reality shows and political interviews.


Reviews


In a clear and engaging style, this book offers the reader a sophisticated yet accessible insight into the nitty-gritty of televisual discourse. Moving seamlessly across an astounding range of programme formats, speech genres, and analytic frameworks, Lorenzo-Dus explains how television shapes our perceptions, worldviews and lifestyles. Read this book and watch television with your eyes and ears open. Scary, gripping and thought-provoking.
- Professor Adam Jaworski, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University
 
'...useful and interesting...' - Journal of Sociolinguistics


Contents


Abbreviations
List of Extracts, Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: STORYTELLING
Storytelling...or the Entertaining Construction of Reality
Once Upon a Time in a Documentary
Once Upon a Time in a Talk Show
PART II: CLOSENESS
Closeness...or How Television Gets Up Close and Personal
Live News and Closeness
'Close' Talk and Moral Worthiness
PART III: CONFLICT
Conflict...or the Rise of Spectacular Incivility
Emotional Conflict Talk and Reality Television
Conflict Talk and Politics
PART IV: PERSUASION
Persuasion...or the Art of Occultatio
Persuasion, Politics and Television
Persuasion and Lifestyle Television
Interacting in a Broadcast Medium: Some Final Words
Glossary
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography
Index


Authors

NURIA LORENZO-DUS is Reader in the in the Department of English Language and Literature at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely on media discourse and cross-cultural pragmatics in international journals, such as Media, Culture& Society and Journal of Pragmatics, and is currently involved in an AHRC funded project on mediated memory and commemoration.