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LINGUIST List 17.1358

Wed May 03 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Conboy

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        1.    Liz Levine, Tabloid Britain: Conboy


Message 1: Tabloid Britain: Conboy
Date: 03-May-2006
From: Liz Levine <elizabeth.levinetaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Tabloid Britain: Conboy


Title: Tabloid Britain
Subtitle: Constructing A Community Through Language
Published: 2005
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Martin Conboy
Hardback: ISBN: 0415355524 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0415355532 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 33.95
Abstract:

From Tony Blair and his cabinet, to celebrity chefs and footballers, the
British tabloids provide sensational coverage of the private and public
lives of political figures and celebrities alike, and help shape the
nation's perceptions of people and events. These often derided newspapers
are important and influential factors in the mediation of everyday life in
Britain today.

This book takes four popular tabloid newspapers and shows that they use a
variety of linguistic strategies to depict an image of contemporary
Britain; by examining how a community of readers is woven into the language
of the newspapers in an impersonation of the readers it seeks to attract.

Including examples taken from a month long study - a month in the country -
Martin Conboy considers how this imaginary community of the British nation
is drawn through themes such as outsiders, insiders, women, celebrity,
history and politics. The work also demonstrates how the tabloids
constitute a highly successful modern variation of journalism which has
spread its influence beyond the boundaries of print and triggered much
debate about the related phenomenon of 'tabloidization.'

This critical study of the newspapers' version of popular rhetoric will be
of interest to students and researchers of English, Media and
Communication, as well as the general reader.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=19458


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