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


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’.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
ISBN: 978-88-6969-479-0, 978-88-6969-478-3
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024 07:28
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 14:50
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PURE Output Type: Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Published Date: 2020-12-29
Authors: Busso, Lucia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5665-771X)
Combei, Claudia Roberta
Tordini, Ottavia



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