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Title: The Language of Television
Written By: Jill Marshall
Angela Werndly
Series Title: Intertext

The Language of Television provides an extensive history of British television, which has left an indelible mark on television in the United States. Exploring a range of genres from soap operas to "reality TV," Jill Marshall and Angela Werndly also analyze TV scheduling and listings and includes extracts from scripts of popular TV programs, including ueer as Folk. For anyone interested in the complex semiotics and discourse of television, this book is not to be missed.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415251192
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 128
Prices: 23.95