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Title: Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives
Written By: Christiana Gregoriou
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415872294/
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics
Description:

In this book, Gregoriou explores the portrayal of the serial killer
identity and its related ideology across a range of contemporary crime
narratives, including detective fiction, the true crime genre and media
journalism. How exactly is the serial killer consciousness portrayed, how
is the killing linguistically justified, and how distinguishing is the
language revolving around criminal ideology and identity across these
narrative genres? By employing linguistic and content-related methods of
analysis, her study aims to work toward the development of a stylistic
framework on the representation of serial killer ideology across factual
(i.e. media texts), factional (i.e. true crime books) and fictional (i.e.
novels) murder narratives. ‘Schema’ is a term commonly used to refer to
organised bundles of knowledge in our brains, which are activated once we
come across situations we have previously experienced, a ‘group schema’
being one such inventory shared by many. By analysing serial murder
narratives across various genres, Gregoriou uncovers a widely shared ‘group
schema’ for these murderers, and questions the extent to which real
criminal minds are in fact linguistically fictionalised. Gregoriou’s study
of the mental functioning and representation of criminal personas can help
illuminate our schematic understanding of actual criminal minds.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Forensic Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203832653
Pages: 198
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415872294
Pages: 198
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203832653
Pages: 198
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415872294
Pages: 198
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00