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LSCOM 02: Perspectives on Media Discourse

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Perspectives on Media Discourse

Rotimi Taiwo
Akin Odebunmi
& Akin Adetunji (eds.)

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.


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)

ISBN 9783895864759. LINCOM Studies in Communication 02. 345pp. 2007.

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