Real Talk: Reality Television And Discourse Analysis In Action by Pilar Garces-Conejos BlitvichReal Talk: Reality Television And Discourse Analysis In Action by Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

Real Talk: Reality Television And Discourse Analysis In Action

byPilar Garces-Conejos BlitvichEditorN. Lorenzo-dus

Paperback | November 29, 2013

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This is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. Chapters provide 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 USA.
Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney, Australia José Luis Blas-Arroyo, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain Patricia Bou-Franch, University of Valencia, Spain Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA Cynthia Gordon, Syracuse University, USA Oliver...
Title:Real Talk: Reality Television And Discourse Analysis In ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.46 inPublished:November 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230368727

ISBN - 13:9780230368729

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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

Editorial Reviews

'Overall, the collection convincingly offers insights into theories, methodologies and topics of relevance to the study of language use in reality TV shows from a discourse analytic perspective. This carefully edited work is highly recommended for scholars working in media linguistics and discourse analysis, especially those who work on identity construction, (im)politeness and genre.' - Journal of Pragmatics