VALUES AND VALUATION AS DISCURSIVE MARKERS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Values and valuation are perceived to be discursive phenomena realised both on the level of the grammatical structure as well as on the level of lexical selection. Therefore, values and valuation are assumed to be present in every linguistic expression. Hence, it seems possible to apply investigative methods of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in their study, as it is the CDA which views discourse as a collection of socially constructed values. The focus of the current paper is on the study of just one aspect that CDA investigates, namely that of values and valuation as markers of the national identity. …


THE NEWS BETWEEN THE PRIVATE SPACE AND THE SOCIAL PLACE

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The private space is mixed with the public space by the means of the mass media. The newspapers, the radio, the television, the internet, are the ways by which the world invades the intimacy of the private home. I have chosen for analysis, from the totality of speeches delivered by the mass media, the news delivered by radio broadcast, because they are the most complex messages, due to the amount of meanings that they transmit to the receiver. Being conceived with the purpose of informing people about what is happening in many places of the world, by their force of …


VALUES AND VALUATION AS DISCURSIVE MARKERS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

Posted On Oct 14 2011 by

Values and valuation are perceived to be discursive phenomena realised both on the level of the grammatical structure as well as on the level of lexical selection. Therefore, values and valuation are assumed to be present in every linguistic expression. Hence, it seems possible to apply investigative methods of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in their study, as it is the CDA which views discourse as a collection of socially constructed values. The focus of the current paper is on the study of just one aspect that CDA investigates, namely that of values and valuation as markers of the national identity. …