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LNGS7274 - Media Discourse
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Linguistics
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof J Martin

Classes: 2 hours per week

Assessment: Assignments totalling 5000 written words

Textbooks: Bell, A 1991 The Language of the News Media. London: Blackwell
"Sexy, healthy and 100% Australian-owned!" In this unit you will learn about discourse analytic approaches to media communication. The discourse of advertising and gender discourses in the media will form a special focus of the course. Furthermore, we will explore the politics of media discourses, the ways in which social identities are constructed in the media, differences between communication in various media (print, radio, TV, Internet), the rhetoric of persuasion and the discourses of popular culture. The framework for the course derives from functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis, as well as cultural studies.
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