Media Discourse Analysis

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The scope of study:
This research is assigned to tackle cohesion in written media discourse. It addresses those who have cohesion in discourse within the scope of their study. In fact, Talbot (2007) defines media discourse as follows: Media discourse is a multidisciplinary field. In addition to extensive interest in media and cultural studies, it is the subject of scrutiny in linguistics - particularly conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, linguistic anthropology, pragmatics and sociolinguistics - and also in cultural geography, phsychology, sociology and tourism studies ( p.3).
According to her Media play a significant role in the modern world, for media are the main source for understanding the
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It looks at patterns of language across texts and considers the relationship between language and the social and cultural contexts in which it is used. Discourse analysis also considers the ways that the use of language presents different views of the world and different understandings. It examines how the use of language is influenced by relationships between participants as well as the effects the use of language has upon social identities and relations. It also considers how views of the world, and identities, are constructed through the use of discourse. Discourse analysis examines both spoken and written texts.…show more content…
They argue that a text can be spoken or written, and it may be prose or verse. It is any stretch of language in use, and it is not grammatical, like a clause or a sentence. Furthermore, they state that there are no rules governing its length, and that it is a semantic unit; a unit of meaning not of form. Thus, a text is not governed by the structural roles that holds the parts of a sentence or a clause together. For, according to them, what distinguishes a text is that it has a texture, which is due to the fact that a text functions as a unity with respect to the environment. In addition, they say that their aim is to investigate the resources that English has for creating texture (Halliday and Hasan, 1976, P.1). In fact, Cohesion is what gives a text texture and unity. Halliday and Hasan (1976) explain it as follows:
The concept of cohesion is a semantic one; it refers to relations of meaning that exist within the text, and that define it as a text. Cohesion occurs where the interpretation of some element in the discourse is dependent on that of another
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