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Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere

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Although, language is certainly individualized, most people conform to linguistic norms because of their surroundings. Over time, particular words and phrases are popularized by the media, social trends, or world events; and with emergence of internet technologies, the communication between all types of people is much easier. Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere explores the influence of the World Wide Web on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the ability to communicate with politicians, celebrities, and the media. As some words may gain popularity worldwide, and others may begin to define a specific discipline. This book is essential for linguistics researchers, scholars, and professionals interested in determining these patterns and how they affect groups and individuals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. STUDYING PUBLIC AFFAIRS WITH DICTION
    2. STUDYING THE LANGUAGE OF MEDIA AND POLITICS
    3. AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF STUDYING POLITICS AND MEDIA
    4. USING DICTION TO STUDY GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA
  6. Section 1: Examining Public Arguments
    1. Chapter 1: Scientific Abstraction in Presidential Debates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. METHOD
      3. CODING
      4. DISCUSSION
    2. Chapter 2: Party Rhetoric in Federal Budget Communications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Language Policy Argumentation and Rhetoric, Pre- and Post-9/11
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUMMARY OF COMPUTER CONTENT ANALYSIS FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Identifying Genre Possibilities
    1. Chapter 4: Rhetorical Negotiation and the Presidential Press Conference
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS: THE PRESS CONFERENCE UNPACKED
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Imagining U.S. Democratic Values in Commencement Addresses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMAGINING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Detecting Campaign Markers
    1. Chapter 6: Democratic Deference in a Republican Primary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CIVILITY AND DEFERENCE
      3. WHY DEFERENCE?
      4. SYMBOLIC GENUFLECTION IN THE GOP PRIMARY
      5. THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEFERENCE
      6. INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND LANGUAGE
    2. Chapter 7: Charismatic and Affective Rhetoric in a Presidential Campaign
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. LIMITATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 8: Evaluating Presidential Leadership Styles in Campaigning and Governing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TARGETING RHETORIC
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Estimating Voter Approval
    1. Chapter 9: Is Candidate Rhetorical Tone Associated with Presidential Vote Choice?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 10: Gubernatorial Rhetoric and Public Responsiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Gauging Presidential Change
    1. Chapter 11: Content Analysis as Rhetorical EEG of the Presidency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SPEECHWRITING PROCESS IN THE MODERN WHITE HOUSE
      4. DATA AND MEASURES
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. APPENDIX 1
      9. APPENDIX 2
    2. Chapter 12: How President Obama Promoted Conflict Reconciliation and Diplomacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH
  11. Section 6: Tracing Electoral Coverage
    1. Chapter 13: Gate-Keeping and News-Seeking in Print and Online Outlets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. TEXTUAL PATTERNS IN GATE-KEEPING VS. NEWS-SEEKING ARTICLES
      6. TEXTUAL PATTERNS IN GATE-KEEPING VS. NEWS-SKEEING IN ELITE AND REGIONAL OUTLETS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Analyzing Verbal Narratives in TV News and Commercials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Presidential Rhetoric and News Rhetoric
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE ARTICLE
      5. METHOD
      6. DICTION TEXT-ANALYSIS
      7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. APPENDIX
  12. Section 7: Tracing Policy Coverage
    1. Chapter 16: Global Warming as a Socioscientific Controversy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PRESENT STUDY
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Post-9/11 Policy Discussions of Human Rights and Freedoms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
  13. Section 8: Exploring Identity Issues
    1. Chapter 18: Countering Bad Press about Higher Education with Institutional Vision
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS
      4. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 19: Intermedia Agenda Setting in Business News Coverage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 20: Organizational Identity in Nonprofit Communication about Disability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH QUESTION AND METHODOLOGY
      5. RESEARCH RESULTS
      6. LIMITATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX 1: ROKEACH’S 36 VALUES
      10. APPENDIX 2: CUSTOMIZED VALUES INSTRUMENT WITH 36 DICTIONARIES
  14. Section 9: Assessing Media Innovations
    1. Chapter 21: Digital Narratives and the Genealogy of a Hybrid Genre
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. YOU’VE GOT… BLOG!
      3. A SHORT HISTORY OF BLOGS
      4. BLOG TAXONOMIES
      5. BLOG LINGUISTICS
      6. BLOGS AND GENRE ANALYSIS
      7. RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
      8. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      9. DATA COLLECTION
      10. DATA ANALYSIS
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 22: Communicating Nation Brands through Mass and Social Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES IN MANAGING NATION BRANDS AND COUNTRY REPUTATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 23: Standing-Up to the Politics of Comedy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
      4. CONCLUSION
  15. Section 10: Reactions
    1. Chapter 24: DICTION and the Study of American Politics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    2. Chapter 25: DICTION as a Tool for Studying the Mass Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DICTION AS A TOOL FOR STUDYING OF MASS MEDIA AND THE PRESS
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 26: Understanding Institutions’ Rhetorical Agency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION: LIMITATIONS
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors