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LINGUIST List 21.3106

Wed Jul 28 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis: Qian

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Christian Bieri, Discursive Constructions around Terrorism in the People's Daily (China) and The Sun (UK) before and after 9.11: Qian

Message 1: Discursive Constructions around Terrorism in the People's Daily (China) and The Sun (UK) before and after 9.11: Qian
Date: 13-Jul-2010
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Discursive Constructions around Terrorism in the People's Daily (China) and The Sun (UK) before and after 9.11: Qian
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Title: Discursive Constructions around Terrorism in the People's Daily
(China) and The Sun (UK) before and after 9.11
Subtitle: A Corpus-based Contrastive Critical Discourse Analysis
Published: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430186

Author: Yufang Qian
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301862 Pages: 284 Price: U.S. $ 65.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301862 Pages: 284 Price: U.K. £ 38.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034301862 Pages: 284 Price: Europe EURO 42.20 Comment: for Germany EURO 45.20, for Austria EURO 46.40 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

How have media constructions around terrorism changed since 9.11? This
book analyses the ways that language is employed in the media to reference
discourses around terrorism in different social systems and doctrines, and
illustrates the ways in which news reporting around terrorism is filtered
according to a wide range of phenomena including national interests, the
goals of those who run the press, international relations, methods of news
production, audience targeting and other historical, political and social
factors.
This book collects and analyses corpora from news articles in the two most
widely read newspapers in China and the UK. Corpus techniques including
frequency and keyness are merged with methods associated with critical
discourse analysis particularly investigation of social context. This book
shows that there is a wide range of possible discursive constructions of
terrorism in the media. Such different perspectives are likely to shape
national or even global opinion on how to tackle terrorism.


Contents:
- Discourse and Media
- Frequency analysis of Lexis in the PTC and STC
- Concordance Analysis on Words Directly Referencing Terrorism
- Contrasting the Social Contexts of China and the UK.


Yufang Qian is a graduate of Zhejiang Normal University (B.A., 1986), the
University of Bucharest (M.A., 2002) and the University of Lancaster (Ph.D.,
2008). She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Media Discourse
Study Centre at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. Her
recent publications include articles on corpus-based media discourse
analysis.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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