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European Identity: What the Media Say

Paul Bayley and Geoffrey Williams


This volume examines how Europe is represented linguistically in the news media of four EU countries — France, Italy, Poland, and the UK — through the use of an electronic corpus of newspapers and television news transcripts. This multilingual comparable corpus is composed of the entire contents of four newspapers published each country, collected over two periods of three months, and the transcriptions of two TV news broadcasts, collected over two periods of two months. The theoretical and methodological frameworks adopted include discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and corpus‐assisted di ... More

Keywords: corpus linguistics, nedia studies, discourse analysis, political sciences, Europe, European Union, European identity, media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602308
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Bayley, editor
Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna at Forlì

Geoffrey Williams, editor
Professor of Linguistics, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Relations, University of South Brittany

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