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Title: Perspectives on Media Discourse
Edited By: Rotimi Olorunfemi Taiwo
Akin Odebunmi
Akinbiyi Adisa Adetunji
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Communication 02
Description:

This book explores the use of language and other discourse-related segments
of the print and electronic media in Africa, South America, North America
and Asia. The fifteen chapters of the book examine discursive strategies in
media interviews, ideology and power relations in headlines, values and
truth in international news, explicatures and implicatures in editorials,
representation of people in the news, the pragmatics of newspaper
headlines, the religion contents of newspapers, the portrayal of women in
news reports, phonological features of newscasts, the use of humour in
media discourse, speech acting in cigarette advertising, media arts and
techniques of writing advanced and specialized news and the representation
of public opinions in newspaper reports. The internationality of the scope
of the book and the impressive depth of the treatment of the topics easily
recommend it to general readers and scholars all over the world who are
interested in media discourse.

Contents:

Constructing Identity and Alterity in TV Autobiographical Interviews:
Analysis of Argentinean Popular Artists' Discursive Strategies
- Maria Palmira Massi (Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Patagonia, Argentina)

Language, Ideology and Power Relations in Nigerian Newspaper Headlines
- Rotimi Taiwo (Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Values and Truth in the International New: A Case Study
- Françoise Nunn (Kochi University, Japan)

Explicatures and Implicatures in Magazine Editorials: The Case of the
Nigerian TELL
- Akin Odebunmi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Representation of People in the News in the Nigerian Print Media
- Moses Alo (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Pragmatic Functions of Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria
- Olatunde Ayodabo Ajayi (Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria)

The Religious Essence of Indigenous Press in Nigeria
- Abiodun Salawu (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)

Playing Unfair: The Synergy of Culture and Sexism in Nigerian News Discourse
- Kate Azuka Omenugha (University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United
Kingdom)

Errors of Segmental Phonemes in the Spoken English of Nigerian Television
Newscasters
- S. A. Aladeyomi (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria)

Meaning Death Mediation: A Pragmatic Study of Obituaries in Nigerian Newspapers
- Akin Adetunji (Oyo State College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria)

Discourse Features of the Language of Nigerian News Magazines
- Innocent Chiluwa (Covenant University, Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria)

Humor in Media Discourse
- Alleen Pace Nilsen and Don L. F. Nilsen (Arizona State University, Tempe,
USA)

A Speech Act Analysis of Cigarette Advertising in the Nigerian Media
- Mafhouz Adedimeji (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)

Media Arts and Techniques of Writing Advanced and Specialised News in
Nigerian Weekly Magazines
- Godwin Eliareklian Oboh (Ben Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State,
Nigeria)

The Mass Media and Public Opinion: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage
of Alamieyeseigha’s Bail Jump Saga
- Oni Olawale & Oluseye Abiodun B. (Ladoke Akintola University of
Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria; Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria)

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895864759
Pages: 345
Prices: Europe EURO 66.00