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Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action

Authors: Blitvich, Pilar

Editors: Lorenzo-Dus, N. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney, Australia José Luis Blas-Arroyo, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain Patricia Bou-Franch, University of Valencia, Spain Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA Cynthia Gordon, Syracuse University, USA Oliver Holmes, previously of Lancaster University, UK Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Swansea University, UK María Laura Pardo, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Philippa K. Smith, AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand Andrew Tolson, De Montfort University, UK

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'Overall, the collection convincingly offers insights into theories, methodologies and topics of relevance to the study of language use in reality TV shows from a discourse analytic perspective. This carefully edited work is highly recommended for scholars working in media linguistics and discourse analysis, especially those who work on identity construction, (im)politeness and genre.' - Journal of Pragmatics


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Reality television: a discourse-analytical perspective

    Blitvich, Pilar Garcés-Conejos (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Discourse approaches to the study of reality television

    Lorenzo-Dus, Nuria (et al.)

    Pages 24-39

  • How ‘real’ is reality television in China? On the success of a Chinese dating programme

    Shei, Chris

    Pages 43-65

  • The (inter)play of nationality, religiosity and gender: textual mechanisms for the rich representation of Israeli identity on a reality race gamedoc

    Hamo, Michal

    Pages 66-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action
Authors
Editors
  • N. Lorenzo-Dus
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31346-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137313461
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36871-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-36872-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 296
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