Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action: Discourse and Discourse Analysis

Paperback | November 29, 2013

EditorNuria Lorenzo-Dus, Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

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Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. It provides state-of-the-art contextualization chapters on relevant concepts and methods, followed by rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic / cultural contexts, including dating shows in China and Spain, docudramas in Argentina and New Zealand, and talent shows in the UK and the USA. These are structured in relation to two key themes: identity and aggression.

This book will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in linguistics, discourse analysis and media studies, as well as for practitioners in these fields.

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Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. It provides state-of-the-art contextualization chapters on relevant concepts and methods, followed by rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic...

NURIA LORENZO-DUS is Reader in Linguistics at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely on media discourse and cross-cultural/Spanish pragmatics, including Spanish at Work (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Television Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She is currently involved in two funded projects, one on mediated memory (AHR...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 11.16 × 5.14 × 0.46 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE REALITY OF DISCOURSE AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: THEORY, APPROACHES, PRACTICES
1. The Discourse of Reality Television; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
2. Discourse Analysis Approaches to the Study of Reality Television; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
PART II: REALITY TELEVISION AND IDENTITY
3. How 'Real' is Reality Television in China? On the Success of a Chinese Dating Programme; Chris Shei
4. The (inter)play of Nationality, Religiosity and Gender: Textual Mechanisms for the Rich Representation of Israeli Identity on a Reality Race Gamedoc; Michal Hamo
5. 'There's no harm, is there, in letting your emotions out': A Multimodal Perspective on Language, Emotion and Identity; Monika Bednarek
6. The Aesthetics of Poverty and Crime on Argentinean Reality Television; Laura Pardo
7. Heroic Endeavours: Flying High in New Zealand Reality Television; Philippa Smith
PART III: REALITY TELEVISION AND AGGRESSION
8. (Im)politeness and Exploitative TV in Britain and North America: The X Factor and American Idol; Jonathan Culpeper and Oliver Holmes
9. Impoliteness in US/UK Talent Shows: A Diachronic Study of the Evolution of a Genre; Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Patricia Bou-Franch and Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
10. 'No eres inteligente ni para tener amigos… Pues anda que tú' ['You are not even clever enough to have any friends… Look who's talking!']: A Quantitative Analysis of the Production and Reception of Impoliteness in Present-day Spanish Reality Television; José Luis Blas Arroyo
11. 'You are killing your kids': Understanding Impoliteness on a Family-health-makeover Reality TV Show; Cynthia Gordon
12. Moments of tTruth: Telling it Like it is on the Jeremy Kyle Show; Andrew Tolson
Index