Media Intertextualities

ORCID logoMie Hiramoto | National University of Singapore
ISBN 9789027202567 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027274571 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
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This collection of critical essays, originally published in Pragmatics and Society 1:2 (2010), discusses how normative biases that shape our relation to the world are constructed through discursive practice in media discourse. The intertextual perspective it adopts is crucial for our understanding of how media representations of speakers and languages shape many of our preconceptions of others. Mediatization is inherently intertextual; the very nature of this process involves extracting the speech behavior of particular speakers or groups from a highly specific context and refracting and reshaping it to be inserted in another stream of representation. The notion of intertextuality becomes a useful concept for the linguistic anthropological study of media discourse in the context of modernity, as it provides us with a tool for exploring the semiotic processes that underlie the way in which the media negotiate and reinscribe the complex relationships of identity that characterize late modern subjecthood.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 37] 2012.  v, 144 pp.
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“This volume is an important contribution to the study of the processes of media circulation, entextualization and reentextualization of sociolinguistic and semiotic material. The case studies and commentaries show how these processes contribute to the production and reproduction of dominant and alternative ideologies related to the indexical connections between linguistic signs and social categories and personae.”
“This novel collection expands our view of language in the late modern era by presenting an analysis of how language is increasingly the product of mediatizing forces. Through an analysis of intertextuality and interdiscursivity in television, stand-up comedy, newspapers, and film, the contributors examine the construction of mediatized identities as well as the ensuing effects these representations have on people’s perceptions of language and space.”
“The notion of intertextuality, the subject of this new collection, has attracted considerable and growing attention worldwide from researchers in such different fields as semiotics, communication sciences, linguistics, interlanguage studies, social governance, media humor and parody, conversation analysis, and not least the picturing media (like strip comics and televised parodies). The importance of Hiramoto’s volume lies in the way she has been able to motivate prominent workers in a variety of semiotic, educational, social-, publicity-, and media-related fields to share their research on a plethora of actual topics, such as the mediated ‘lifeworld’, members’ participation frameworks, hegemonic identities, public conduct, the question of (‘good’) English in non-L1 settings, and global 'metastereotyping' à la Hollywood. The entire volume is framed in what the editor has named ‘semiotic mediation’; its vagaries across time and space make this book obligatory reading for people working in pragmatics, media studies, public education, social governance, applied linguistics (especially as regards the acceptance/rejection of L2 standards), interaction studies, and humor research.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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