Emotionalisation of contemporary media discourse: A research agenda

This special issue continues the discussion of the role of emotion in discourse (see Russian Journal of Linguistics 2015 (1) and 2018, 22 (1)) which, as testified by the burgeoning body of literature in the field, has become more prominent in different spheres and contexts of public life. This time we focus on emotionalisation of media discourse. We highlight the intensification of emotions in media and, showcasing contributions from international authors, critically reflect on constructions, functions and pragmatic purposes of emotions in media discourse. Our aim is to investigate emotions in the media from semiotic, pragmatic and discursive perspectives against the contemporary socio-political background in which traditional notions concerning the role of media are being noticeably changed. In this introductory article, we also put forward an agenda for further research by briefly outlining three main areas of exploration: the logics of media production and reception, the boundaries of media discourse, and the semiotic resources deployed to construct emotionality. We then present the articles in this issue and highlight their contributions to the study of linguistic representations of emotions. We then summarise the main results and suggest a brief avenue for further research. © Franco Zappettini, Douglas M. Ponton and Tatiana V. Larina, 2021.

Авторы
Zappettini F.1 , Ponton D.M. 2, 3 , Larina T.V. 3
Издательство
Российский университет дружбы народов
Номер выпуска
3
Страницы
586-610
Статус
Опубликовано
Том
25
Год
2021
Организации
  • 1 University of Liverpool Foundation Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, United Kingdom
  • 2 University of Catania, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 49, Catania, 95131, Italy
  • 3 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
Critical discourse analysis; Emotionalisation; Emotions; Media discourse; Media linguistics; Multimodal analysis; Persuasion
Дата создания
16.12.2021
Дата изменения
16.12.2021
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/76981/
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