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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

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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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1 Introduction: Exploring the IntUne corpus

Paul Bayley and Geoffrey Williams

Part I Representing Europe: Its nations and its institutions

3 Nation and supernation: A tale of three Europes

Geoffrey Williams, Roberta Piazza, and Delphine Giuliani

4 Discourses of European identity in British, Italian, and French TV news

Joanna Thornborrow, Louann Haarman, and Alison Duguid

Part II Representing Europe: Its people and its citizens

8 We in the Union: A Polish perspective on identity

Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Barbara and Jerzy Tomaszczyk

9 Legitimated Persons and Vox Populi attitudes towards Europe in French, Italian, Polish, and UK TV news

Marco Venuti, Silvia de Candia, Mikołaj DEckert, and Christophe Ropers

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