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Lang Matl
Author Durant, Alan, 1954-

Title Meaning in the media : discourse, controversy and debate / Alan Durant.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 main  341.53234-ME DU    Available
Description xii, 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-249) and index.
Contents Communication failure and interpretive conflict. From personal disagreement to meaning troublespot ; Signs of trouble ; Different kinds of meaning question -- Making sense of 'meaning'. Meaning and the appeal to semantics ; Interpretive variation ; Time-based meaning -- Verbal disputes and approaches to resolving them. Meaning as a knockout competition ; Standards of interpretation -- Analysing disputes in different fields of law and regulation. Defamation : 'reasonably capable of bearing the meaning attributed' ; Advertising : 'not only what is said, but what is reasonably implied' ; Offensiveness : 'if there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable' -- Conclusion. Trust in interpretation.
Subject Mass media.
Meaning (Psychology)
Debates and debating.
ISBN 9780521199582 (hbk.)
0521199581 (hbk.)
9780521136402 (pbk.)
0521136407 (pbk.)