European Identity: What the Media Say

Hardcover | August 31, 2012

EditorPaul Bayley, Geoffrey Williams

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European Identity examines how Europe is represented linguistically in the news media of four EU countries, France, Italy, Poland, and the UK, through the use of an electronic corpus built from newspapers and television news transcripts. This multilingual comparable corpus, is composed of theentire contents of four newspapers published in each country, collected over two periods of three months, and the transcriptions of two TV news broadcasts, collected over two periods of two months. The theoretical and methodological frameworks adopted include discourse analysis, corpus linguisticsand corpus-assisted discourse analysis. The individual chapters investigate various aspects of European identity as it is discursively construed in the news media of the different countries, such as Europe as a political and geographic entity, European Union institutions, European history, citizenship, and immigration. Based on abottom-up orientation and using both quantitative and qualitative methods, all chapters but one use a comparative approach to the data, juxtaposing the journalist representations of Europe in two or more languages. The fundamental aim of the volume is to demonstrate how linguistic analysis, and inparticular the study of large amounts of linguistic data, can make a vital contribution to the analysis of political and social issues

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European Identity examines how Europe is represented linguistically in the news media of four EU countries, France, Italy, Poland, and the UK, through the use of an electronic corpus built from newspapers and television news transcripts. This multilingual comparable corpus, is composed of theentire contents of four newspapers publishe...

Paul Bayley has held teaching posts at the Universities of Padua and Macerata. He has published widely on various aspects of political language, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics. He is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Bologna where he teaches academic English and analysis of political langua...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Paul Bayley and Geoffrey Williams: Introduction: Exploring the IntUne CorpusPart I Representing Europe: Its Nations and its Institutions2. Nathalie Dugales and Gordon Tucker: Representations of Representation: European Institutions in the French and British Press3. Geoffrey Williams, Roberta Piazza, and Delphine Giuliani: Nation and Supernation: A Tale of Three Europes4. Joanna Thornborrow, Louann Haarman and Alison Duguid: Discourses of European Identity in British, Italian, and French TV NewsPart II Representing Europe: Its People and its Citizens5. Anna Marchi and Alan Partington: Does 'Europe' Have a Common Historical Identity?6. Paul Bayley, Delphine Giuliani, and Vanessa Serret: Semantic Constructions of Citizenship in the British, French, and Italian Press7. John Morley and Charlotte Taylor: Us and Them: How Immigrants are Constructed in British and Italian Newspapers8. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and Jerzy Tomaszczyk: We in the Union: A Polish Perspective on Identity9. Marco Venuti, Silvia de Candia, Mikolaj Deckert, and Christophe Ropers: Legitimated Persons and Vox Populi Attitudes Towards Europe in French, Italian, Polish, and UK TV news10. John Morley: Conclusions: Speaking in Tongues about EuropeReferencesIndex