Language and Characterisation in Television Series

A corpus-informed approach to the construction of social identity in the media

ORCID logoMonika Bednarek | The University of Sydney
ISBN 9789027212955 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027254665 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book explores how language is used to create characters in fictional television series. To do so, it draws on multiple case studies from the United States and Australia. Brought together in this book for the first time, these case studies constitute more than the sum of their parts. They highlight different aspects of televisual characterisation and showcase the use of different data, methods, and approaches in its analysis. Uniquely, the book takes a mixed-method approach and will thus not only appeal to corpus linguists but also researchers in sociolinguistics, stylistics, and pragmatics. All corpus linguistic techniques are clearly introduced and explained, and the book is thus accessible to both experienced researchers as well as novice researchers and students. It will be essential reading in linguistics, literature, stylistics, and media/television studies.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 106] 2023.  xii, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

CFB: Sociolinguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022047241