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The Chilean student movement and the media : a comparative analysis on the linguistic representation of the 04 August, 2011 manifestation in right-wing and left-wing newspapers

Perez, Carolina (2012) The Chilean student movement and the media : a comparative analysis on the linguistic representation of the 04 August, 2011 manifestation in right-wing and left-wing newspapers. Logos, 22 (2). ISSN 0716-7520

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Abstract

This paper is part of the MA dissertation Isubmitted to Lancaster University and hasbeen modified to conform to space constrains.This article examines how the Chilean studentmovement was linguistically constructed in leftistand rightist newspapers (El Siglo and El Mercurio,respectively) during one of the most violent andrepressive demonstrations in August, 2011. Icarry out a critical analysis of the coverage of thisdemonstration using Ruth Wodak and MartinResisgl’s Discourse-Historical Approach (DHA)for the analysis of the written texts. I draw ondifferent approaches to the understanding of socialmovements from different social sciences such associology, media studies and linguistics to fulfil theobjectives of my research. While this dissertationprovides further evidence of the ideological bias inmedia coverage of social protests, it also evidencesthe unequal power relations when it comes to accessand deliver information in Chile. Furthermore, thelinguistic approach to this social issue offers detailedexamples of the linguistic choices commonly usedto bluntly delegitimize social movements so as tofurther perpetuate unequal relations of power.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Logos
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 67449
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 10:02
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 18:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/67449

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