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Narrating Gender Violence

A Corpus-Based Study on the Representation of Gender-Based Violence in Italian Media

Lucia Busso    Aston University, Birmingham, UK    

Claudia Roberta Combei    Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italia    

Ottavia Tordini    Università di Pisa, Italia    

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abstract

Using a corpus-based and cross-modal approach, this study explores mediatic linguistic representations of gendered violence. Specifically, we analyse a journalistic corpus (WItNECS, Women in Italian Newspaper Crime Sections) and a multimedia dataset of the Italian TV program Amore Criminale (AC). The corpus is explored via collocational analysis of key terms and topic modelling. AC is investigated with a multimodal analysis of speech and gestures. Finally, we compare similarities and differences of newspaper and television language. Findings from this innovative methodology bring new evidence on the mediatic representation of ‘women as victims’.

Published
Dec. 29, 2020
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-479-0
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-478-3

Keywords: Media languageMultimodal analysisTopic modellingCorpus linguisticsLanguage and gender

Copyright: © 2020 Lucia Busso, Claudia Roberta Combei, Ottavia Tordini. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.