Contrastive Media Analysis

Approaches to linguistic and cultural aspects of mass media communication

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| University of Zurich
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The study of media, texts and culture(s) and especially the analysis of interdependent relationships between them has become a major concern in various academic fields, such as intercultural communication, contrastive textology, comparative cultural studies, historical and intercultural pragmatics. Starting from the observation that in contrastive studies of mass media communication not only the theoretical status of “culture” often remains unclear but also the interdependent relation between the theoretical conceptualization of “culture” and the methodological approach of text analysis, this volume brings together linguistic mass media studies with intercultural, diachronic, intermedia and interlingual perspectives. Apart from offering new empirical insights into the field, this volume’s aim is to advance and to broaden the methodological and theoretical discussions involved. Comparing such diverse formats and genres like newspapers, TV news shows, TV commercials, radio phone-ins, obituaries, fanzines and film subtitles, the contributions of this volume illustrate the complexity of the growing field of contrastive media analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 226]  2012.  vi, 248 pp.
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Table of Contents
Approaching contrastive media analysis
Stefan Hauser and Martin Luginbühl
1–8
Section 1. One language – one culture?
Crosscultural perspectives on advice: The case of French and Cameroonian radio phone-ins
Martina Drescher
11–46
Global and local representations of Cambodia: Two tales of one country
Stephen H. Moore
47–66
Contrastive news discourse analysis 
from a pragmatic perspective: Context, ideology and representation in press coverage about Kenya’s crisis
Roel Coesemans
67–98
Section 2. Culture in communication – culture 
as communication?
Film subtitles and the conundrum of linguistic and cultural representation: A methodological blind spot
Marie-Noëlle Guillot
101–122
Linguistic, intercultural and semiotic contrasts of obituaries
Bernd Spillner
123–144
Language and culture in minor media 
text types: A diachronic, intralinguistic analysis from fanzines to webzines
Viviana Gaballo
145–176
Section 3. Does nation matter?
Italianicity goes global: National and transcultural strategies in advertising discourse
Eva L. Wyss
179–200
What defines news culture?: Insights from multifactorial parallel text analysis
Martin Luginbühl
201–218
Genre matters: Theoretical and methodological issues of a genre-based approach to contrastive media analysis
Stefan Hauser
219–244
Index
245–248
“The chapters in this volume make an excellent contribution to our understanding of media discourse by providing evidence of a range of contextual features that can influence linguistic, discursive and multimodal choices. [...] this book would be of interest to researchers from any field examining media discourse, and particularly those interested in the impact of context on media discourse. [...] the volume would also be useful for those interested in the relationship between genre and register.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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