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Television Discourse

Analysing Language in the Media

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What is the connection between what is said on TV and how it is said? Structured around four key features of the current broadcast landscape (storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion), Television Discourse examines...

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What is the connection between what is said on TV and how it is said? Structured around four key features of the current broadcast landscape (storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion), Television Discourse examines the specific forms and structures of talk across media genres as varied as reality shows and political interviews.

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Provides a detailed analysis of the discourse of television,?structured around four?main features: storytelling, closeness, conflict and persuasion
Based on a wide range of nonfictional television formats, from news and documentaries to lifestyle shows and political debates
Fully illustrated with numerous examples, in the form of contextualised transcriptions, from programmes braodcast in the UK, the US and New Zealand

Abbreviations
List of Extracts, Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: STORYTELLING Storytelling...or the Entertaining Construction of Reality
Once Upon a Time in a Documentary
Once Upon a Time in a Talk Show
PART II: CLOSENESS Closeness...or How Television Gets Up Close and Personal
Live News and Closeness
'Close' Talk and Moral Worthiness
PART III: CONFLICT Conflict...or the Rise of Spectacular Incivility
Emotional Conflict Talk and Reality Television
Conflict Talk and Politics
PART IV: PERSUASION Persuasion...or the Art of Occultatio
Persuasion, Politics and Television
Persuasion and Lifestyle Television
Interacting in a Broadcast Medium: Some Final Words
Glossary
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography
Index.
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NURIA LORENZO-DUS is Reader in the in the Department of English Language and Literature at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely on media discourse and cross-cultural pragmatics in international journals, such as Media, Culture& Society and Journal of Pragmatics, and is currently involved in an AHRC funded project on mediated memory and commemoration.

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NURIA LORENZO-DUS is Reader in the in the Department of English Language and Literature at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely on media discourse and cross-cultural pragmatics in international journals, such as Media, Culture& Society and Journal of Pragmatics, and is currently involved in an AHRC funded project on mediated memory and commemoration.

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