Political Discourse in the Media

Cross-cultural perspectives

Editors
| Universität Lüneburg
| Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
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This book departs from the premise that political discourse is intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and transcultural characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally comparative perspective in Arab, Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Israeli, Swedish, US-American and international contexts. By using different theoretical frameworks, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics and systemic functional linguistics, the papers reflect current moves in political discourse analysis to cross-disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating semiotics, particularly multimodality, cognition, context, genre and recipient design.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 160]  2007.  viii, 379 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Part I. Introduction
1
Political discourse in the media: Cross-cultural perspectives
Gerda Eva Lauerbach and Anita Fetzer
3–28
Part II. From linguistic device to discourse practice
29
Presupposition and ‘taking-for-granted’ in mass communicated political argument. An illustration from British, Flemish and Swedish political colloquy
Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen, Peter R.R. White and Karin Aijmer
31–74
Metaphors in election night television coverage in Britain, the United States and Germany
Rut Scheithauer
75–106
Part III. Discursive practice in political interviews
107
"Are you saying ...?" A cross-cultural analysis of interviewing practices in TV election night coverages
Annette Becker
109–137
Represented discourse in answers: A cross-cultural perspective on French and British political interviews
Marjut Johansson
139–162
Challenges in political interviews: An intercultural analysis
Anita Fetzer
163–195
Variation in interviewing styles: Challenge and support in Al-Jazeera and on Israeli television
Elda Weizman, Irit Levi and Isaac Schneebaum
197–223
Part IV. Media events: From public address to election nights
225
Christmas Messages by heads of state: Multimodality and media adaptations
Christoph Sauer
227–273
Information meets entertainment: a visual analysis of election night TV programs across cultures
Raimund Schieß
275–313
Presenting television election nights in Britain, the United States and Germany: Cross-cultural analyses
Gerda Eva Lauerbach
315–375
Index
377–379
“One of the most attractive aspects of this collection of nine articles is the way they deal with the 'global in the local'. In our multi-cultural world, we have to understand that cultures no longer can be identified with any homogeneous speech community, nor can culture be limited to any particular, well-defined territory. It is precisely where Fetzer & Lauerbach's volume has its force: by analyzing political discourse in the media, the authors and editors open up new vistas on the vexing problem of the intra- vs. the inter-cultural. Doing this, they contribute to the current debates on these issues.”
“This is a significant collection offering rich insights into a number of current areas in political media discourse, ranging from the analysis of cross-cultural variations in the discursive practices of political interviews to the differences and similarities between media events across cultures. The chapters in the book differ in types of TV genres focused on, but share a commitment to the rigorous application of discourse-analytical theories and methods to the analysis of media. The book is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on media discourse, convincingly demonstrating the crucial importance of discursive practices in the process of shaping culturally unique media effects.”
“[...] the strength of Political Discourse in the Media: Cross-Cultural Perspectives lies primarily in the interdisciplinary methodologies it includes. Because of its focus on cross-cultural discourse-analytic examples, it will be of interest not only to those who are interested in discourse analysis, politics, and media, but also to those interested in translation and interpreting studies as well as culture studies. All in all, the book is a rich source of theory and practice regarding political discourse in the media across cultures.”
“It is as a result of a cross-cultural perspective that we are made aware of differences in political discourse. It is the significant value of this volume that it demonstrates how such a perspective can enrich our understanding of mediated political discourse.”
“Overall, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of political discourse presented in different media events, focusing mainly on the discourse articulated by political actors on TV.
The quality of both the theoretical and empirical frameworks utilized in the various papers is high. This is a well-informed book which informs and illuminates an important area of research for anyone interested in the role that the media plays in political discourse across cultures and vice versa.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN004000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007009990 | Marc record