Media Discourse

Media Discourse

by Norman Fairclough
     
 

The study of media language is increasingly important both for media studies and for discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. In Media Discourse, Norman Fairclough applies the "critical discourse analysis" framework he developed in Language and Power and Discourse and Social Life to media language. Drawing on examples from TV, radio, and

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

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"This book 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, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340588895
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
986,245
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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