Communicating Conflict: Multilingual Case Studies of the News Media

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Elizabeth Thomson, P. R. R. White
A&C Black, Mar 28, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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Communicating Conflict brings together a collection of multilingual case studies drawn from the international media. The contributors use methodologies drawn from Critical Discourse Analysis and Systemic Functional Linguistics to explore how these texts overtly or covertly advance particular value positions and world views. They pay particular attention to how the reader is positioned with respect to the events being described, and, using appraisal theory, the various voices which are referenced by the text.
 

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Contents

linguistic approaches to the analysis of journalistic discourse
1
Chapter 2 When is a Handover not a Handover? A case study of ideologically opposed French news stories
25
Chapter 3 The Nature of Reporter Voice in a Vietnamese Hard News Story
51
Chapter 4 Evaluating Reporter Voice in Two Japanese Frontpage Lead Stories
65
a Japanese case study
97
arguing with scare quotes in the Mainland press
119
a case study from the Spanish and Argentinian press
143
a comparative case study of English and Thai
173
an Indonesian case study
203
reporter voice and the construal of objectivity in the reporting of political conflict in Finland
227
news photos in Greek and Australian broadsheets
253
Index
281
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Elizabeth Thomson is Senior Lecturer in the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages, at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

P. R. R. White is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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