A collection of multilingual case studies drawn from the international media, which uses various methodologies to examine the reporting of conflict around the world.."Communicating Conflict" brings together a collection of multilingual case studies drawn from the international media. The contributors use methodologies drawn from "Critical Discourse Analysis" and "Systemic Functional Linguistics" to explore how these texts overtly or covertly advance particular value positions and world views. They pay particular attention to how the reader is positioned with respect to the events being described, and, using appraisal theory, the various voices which are referenced by the text.This book is a timely examination of the reporting of conflict around the world. It will be of interest to researchers in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and media studies.
Elizabeth Thomson is Senior Lecturer in the School of English Literatures, Philosophy and Languages, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. P. R. R. White is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
1. The news story as rhetoric: P R R White (University of Adelaide, Australia) and Elizabeth Thomson (University of Wollongong, Australia); I: Conflict between Nation States; 2. Variation in 'reporter voice': Annabelle Lukin (Macquarie University, Australia); 3. Evaluating 'reporter voice': Elizabeth Thomson (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Nagisa Fukui (University of New South Wales, Australia); 4. America's War on Terror: a Vietnamese perspective: Tran Thi Hong Van; 5. Symbolising ideology: Motoki Sano; 6. Ideologically opposed news stories: Alice Caffarel (University of Sydney, Australia); 7. Debating Taiwanese authorities in the Chinese media: Edward McDonald; 8. Australian and Indonesian reporting of military clashes in Indonesia: Ari Poespodihardjo and Philip Kitley; II: Conflict within Nation States; 9. Construing death in the Thai media: John Knox (Macquarie University, Australia) and Pattama Patpong (Macquarie University, Australia); 10. 'Reporter voice' in the reporting of conflict in Finland: Maj-Britt Hoglund; 11. Evaluation in news images: comparative studies of the detention of refugees: Dorothy Economou; Index.