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Author Durant, Alan, 1954-

Title Meaning in the media : discourse, controversy and debate / Alan Durant
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
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
Summary Addresses the issue of what we should make of competing claims about meaning when debated in highly charged circumstances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-249) and index
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Subject Debates and debating.
Discourse analysis.
Mass media and language.
Mass media.
Meaning (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511677049 (electronic bk.)
0511810849 (electronic bk.)
9780511677045 (electronic bk.)
9780511810848 (electronic bk.)