Evaluation and Stance in War News: A Linguistic Analysis of American, British and Italian Television News Reporting of the 2003 Iraqi War (Corpus and

Evaluation and Stance in War News: A Linguistic Analysis of American, British and Italian Television News Reporting of the 2003 Iraqi War (Corpus and

By: Louann Haarman (editor), Linda Lombardo (editor)Hardback

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Using the 2003 war in Iraq as an illustrative tool for highlighting the impact which advances in communication systems have had on message relays, this book comes as a useful tool kit for enabling a critical evaluation of the way language is used in the news.In a world in which advanced communication technologies have made the reporting of disasters and conflicts (also in the form of breaking news) a familiar and 'normalised' activity, the information presented here about television news reporting of the 2003 war in Iraq has implications that go beyond this particular conflict."Evaluation and Stance in War News" functions as a tool kit for the critical evaluation of language in the news, both as raw data in need of interpretation and as carefully packaged products of 'information management' in need of 'unpacking'. The chapters offer an array of theoretical and empirical instruments for revealing, identifying, sifting, weighing and connecting patterns of language use that construct messages. These messages carry with them world views and value systems that can either create an ever wider divide or serve to build bridges between peoples and countries.The Editorial Board includes: Paul Baker (Lancaster), Frantisek Cermak (Prague), Susan Conrad (Portland), Geoffrey Leech (Lancaster), Dominique Maingueneau (Paris XII), Christian Mair (Freiburg), Alan Partington (Bologna), Elena Tognini-Bonelli (Lecce and TWC), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster and Vienna), and Feng Zhiwei (Beijing). "The Corpus and Discourse" series consists of two strands. The first, Research in Corpus and Discourse, features innovative contributions to various aspects of corpus linguistics and a wide range of applications, from language technology via the teaching of a second language to a history of mentalities. The second strand, Studies in Corpus and Discourse, is comprised of key texts bridging the gap between social studies and linguistics. Although equally academically rigorous, this strand will be aimed at a wider audience of academics and postgraduate students working in both disciplines.

About Author

Louann Haarman is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy. Linda Lombardo is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Faculty of Political Science, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.

Contents

Introduction, Haarman and Lombardo; 1. Mark up and the narrative structure of TV news, Marchi (University of Siena and Cardiff University) and Venuti (University of Naples Frederico II, Italy); 2. The news presenter as socio-cultural construct, Lombardo (Luiss Guido Carli University, Italy); 3. The news presenter and the TV audience: a comparative perspective of the use of we and you, Ferrarotti (University of Rome, Italy); 4. Wide angles and narrow views: how the Iraq conflict was reported by embeds and other war zone reporters, Clark (University of Bologna, Italy); 5. Decoding codas: evaluation in reporter and correspondent news talk, Haarman (University of Bologna, Italy); 6. 'If it wasn't rolling, it never happened': the role of visual elements in TV news, Lipson (University of Bologna, Italy); 7. News is reporting what was said: techniques and patterns of attribution, Piazza (University of Sussex, UK); Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847061768
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781847061768
  • ISBN10: 1847061761

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