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- DescriptionThis is the first book to focus exclusively and explicitly on the discourse of television.It provides a detailed analysis of the discourse of television, structured around four main features: storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion. It is based on a wide range of n-fictional television formats, from news and documentaries to lifestyle shows and political debates. It is fully illustrated with numerous examples, in the form of contextualised transcriptions, from programmes broadcast in the UK, the US and New Zealand, such as Trisha, Planet Earth, CNN, Ricki Lake and The Rove Live show.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), Broadcast Discourse examines the specific forms and structures of talk across media genres as varied as exploitative shows and political interviews.
- Author BiographyNURIA 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.
- Author(s)Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
- PublisherPalgrave USA
- Date of Publication25/11/2008
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Place of PublicationGordonsville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Note7 black & white halftones
- Weight380 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
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