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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Seuchen, Ängste und Diskurse [Epidemics, Fears and Discourses. Mass Communication as Discursive Role Play]
Subtitle: Massenkommunikation als diskursives Rollenspiel
Written By: Bettina Radeiski
Series Title: Sprache und Wissen 5

The subject of this book is the media coverage of avian flu (bird flu) in 2006. A
large part of media coverage consists of reflection on the media contributions
and their potential power, where one aspect stands out in particular: the effect of
fear. This is accomplished by means of the two normative poles ‑ playing down
the issue and scaremongering. The primary aim of the book is to explain all
phenomena, and especially those that are contradictory at first glance. Here,
referring to Foucault’s discourse concept, the key category of the discursive role
is developed.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110252385
Pages: 236
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110252392
Pages: 236
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95