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Manual of Romance Languages in the Media

Ed. by Bedijs, Kristina / Maaß, Christiane

Series:Manuals of Romance Linguistics 23

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12. Language in the Media: The Process Perspective

Perrin, Daniel


Drawing on a case study of newswriting at Télévision Suisse Romande, this chapter presents media linguistics as a subdiscipline of applied linguistics (AL), dealing with a distinctive field of language use. Language in the media is characterized by specific environments, functions, and structures. Medialinguistic research, however, tends to overcome disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with neighboring disciplines such as psychology, sociology, politology, and cultural studies. In multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary collaboration, it contributes to the development of empiricallygrounded studies of mediatized language use and solves practical problems. The chapter first outlines such a practical problem. After explaining key concepts of media lingustics, it focuses on the linguistics of newswriting and four related research methods. Finally, it discusses the value media linguistics can add to both theory and practice of language use and the media.

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Daniel Perrin (2017). 12. Language in the Media: The Process Perspective. In Kristina Bedijs, Christiane Maaß (Eds.), Manual of Romance Languages in the Media (pp. 263–289). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110314755-013

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110314755

Online ISBN: 9783110314755

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