LINGUIST List 31.250

Fri Jan 17 2020

Books: The Construction of ‘Ordinariness’ across Media Genres: Fetzer, Weizman (eds.)

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Date: 16-Jan-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Construction of ‘Ordinariness’ across Media Genres: Fetzer, Weizman (eds.)
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Title: The Construction of ‘Ordinariness’ across Media Genres
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 307
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.307

Editor: Anita Fetzer
Editor: Elda Weizman
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261977 Pages: 297 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261977 Pages: 297 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261977 Pages: 297 Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204288 Pages: 297 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204288 Pages: 297 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204288 Pages: 297 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Departing from the premise that ‘being ordinary’ is brought into the discourse and brought out in the discourse and is thus an interactional achievement, the contributions to this edited volume investigate its construction, reconstruction and deconstruction in media discourse. Ordinariness is perceived as a scalar notion which is conceptualised against the background of both non-ordinariness and extra-ordinariness. The chapters address its strategic construction across media genres (public talk, Prime Minister’s Questions, interview, radio call-in, commenting) and discursive activities (tweets, social media posts) as done in various languages (American English, Austrian German, British English, Chinese, French, Finnish, Hebrew and Japanese) by professional participants (e.g., politicians, journalists, scientists) and by ordinary people participating in media discourse (e.g., ordinary citizens, viewers, members of the audience). Discursive strategies used to bring about (non/extra) ordinariness include small stories, quotations, conversational style, irony, naming and addressing as well as references to the private-public interface.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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