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Media Talk
By Andrew Tolson

Media Talk

Spoken Discourse on TV and Radio

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Media Talk by Andrew Tolson

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Over the past twenty years, a focus on broadcast talk has emerged as an innovative approach to studying the media. Adapting perspectives derived from Discourse and Conversation Analysis, this approach investigates distinctive forms of mediated speech on TV and radio. It provides original insights into the ways in which broadcasting stages 'discourse events' (interviews, debates, commentaries and verbal performances) which are designed to attract and involve overhearing audiences. Media Talk is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of this important work, in terms which are accessible to students and non-specialist readers. It is however, much more than a textbook, being augmented throughout by the author's own research into contemporary, sometimes controversial developments. An introduction to this area of media studies, and its distinctive methodologies, is followed by chapters on news talk, political talk, sports talk, radio DJ talk, talk shows, celebrity interviews and 'reality TV'. The book is illustrated with examples from British and American radio and television. Particular themes include: *the so-called 'dumbing down' of news and current affairs in increasingly 'conversational' forms *the design of forms of talk to appeal to particular target audiences *the development of new forms of 'reality' programming featuring unscripted verbal performances by 'ordinary' people

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748618255
ISBN-10: 0748618252
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This book makes an important contribution to the study of political communication. Its chapters analyse forms of media talk associated with contemporary political elections. Key topics include: changing forms of political interview, televised political debates, and the use of multimedia in promotional discourse.

Media Talk by Andrew Tolson Media Talk, Paperback (December 2005)

An introduction to the field of broadcast talk.

Television Talk Shows by Andrew Tolson Television Talk Shows, Hardback (July 2001)

This study provides a deconstruction of the actual "talk" of television talk shows, and seeks to demonstrate how this "talk" is a dramatic performance: discursive dynamics fed by the host of the show with certain formulaic progress designed to get the audience hyped up.

Cultural Studies by Andrew Tolson Cultural Studies, Paperback (June 1990)

This issue of Cultural Studies will deal with the broad range of subjects that typify this journal.

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Author Biography - Andrew Tolson

Andrew Tolson is Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader for Media Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is a founder member of the Ross Priory Seminar on broadcast talk and has publications which relate to the construction of TV personalities and celebrities, forms of interviewing (particularly on chat shows) and shifting modes of address in TV news. He is author of Mediations: Text and Discourse in Media Studies (Arnold: 1996) and contributing editor of Television Talk Shows: Discourse, Performance, Spectacle (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: 2001).

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