Evaluation in Media Discourse
Analysis of a Newspaper Corpus
By (author) Monika Bednarek
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Evaluation in Media Discourse by Monika Bednarek
Book DescriptionA cutting-edge, new in paperback title which presents the first corpus-based account of evaluation. Evaluation is the linguistic expression of speaker/writer opinion, and has only recently become the focus of linguistic analysis. This book presents the first corpus-based account of evaluation: one hundred newspaper articles collated to form a 70,000 word comparable corpus, drawn from both tabloid and broadsheet media. The book provides detailed explanations and justifications of the underlying framework of evaluation, as well as demonstrating how this is part of the larger framework of media discourse. Unlike many other linguistic analyses of media language, it makes frequent reference to the production circumstances of newspaper discourse, in particular the so-called 'news values' that shape the creation of the news.Cutting-edge and insightful, "Evaluation in Media Discourse" will be of interest to academics and researchers in corpus linguistics and media discourse.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). Corpus linguistics provides the methodology to extract meaning from texts. Taking as its starting point the fact that language is not a mirror of reality but lets us share what we know, believe and think about reality, it focuses on language as a social phenomenon, and makes visible the attitudes and beliefs expressed by the members of a discourse community. Consisting of both spoken and written language, discourse always has historical, social, functional, and regional dimensions. Discourse can be monolingual or multilingual, interconnected by translations. Discourse is where language and social studies meet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847063342
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cutting edge introduction to news discourse, offering an authoritative guide to analyzing language and images and in print and online.
Language of Fictional Television, Paperback (April 2012)
An analysis of the most important characteristics of television dialogue, with a focus on fictional television.
New Discourse on Language, Paperback (October 2011)
Martin and Bednarek address the need for innovative analyses of multi-modal discourse, identity and affiliation within functional linguistics.
Emotion Talk Across Corpora, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Monika Bednarek
This book offers new insights into how English speakers talk about their own and others' emotions. Using statistical evidence and corpus-linguistic methods, but also qualitative text analyses, the author examines how expressions that describe emotions are employed in a large corpus of conversational, newspaper, fictional and academic English.
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Author Biography - Monika Bednarek
Dr Monika Bednarek is Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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