Written Media Discourse

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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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Similarly, repeating the words “police”, “death”, “teargas” is an indication of the police’s violence. Furthermore, mentioning “fireworks” more than once refers to the fact that the fans are riotous. In this way, the writer convinces the reader of his point of…show more content…
That is to say, it achieves unity on the meaning’s level. So, writers have to choose the cohesive ties that suit the topics they tackle. In fact, this is subtly fulfilled in the two articles by applying repetition, general-specific relations, synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, conjunctions and references. Thus, in native and non native articales having the same subject and delivering the same message, the same cohesive ties are used. Lexical cohesion is widely used in the two articles due to the fact that they report the testimony of the witnesses. Hence, the repetition of a word or of a meaning of a word is considered as an evidence, and in fact the two articles follow the same strategy. So, it is highly recommended for those who will trace the theory to analyse political and diplomatic speeches, in order to understand how cohesive ties are employed to gain people’s
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