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The Power of Language and the Media


Maya Khemlani David, Hafriza Burhanudeen and Abdullah

Contents: Lachman M. Khubchandani: Mass Media, Plural Societies and ‘Right to Communicate’: Exploring A New Communication Order – Hafriza Burhanudeen: Discourses of Difference: The Water Issue between Malaysia and Singapore – Maya Khemlani David: Media Framing of a Rape and Murder of a Child in English dailies in Malaysia – Ng Siew Hua/Chan Swee Heng: Argumentation as a Communicative Goal: Strategies that Newspaper Editorials Use – Zuraidah Mohd Don/Lean Mei Li: Metaphors of Embodiment and the Media Reporting of AIDS – Maya Khemlani David/Kuang Ching Hei: Revisioning Aging: A Semiotic Analysis of a New Magazine – Mahmud Hasan Khan/Adrian Hare: Newsmagazine Stories: Whose Agenda is that by the Way? – Andrew Tolson: Conversational Controversies in Broadcast News – Muhammed Shahriar Haque: Media Discourse: Television News as a Form of Entertainment/Popular Culture – Ahmad Daud Ibrahim/Shameem Rafik-Galea: Back Channeling in Media Discourse: The Case of a Malaysian Talk Show – Jariah Mohd Jan: Entertainment Talk on Television: Will they Ever Go Away? – David Yoong Soon Chye: Boycotting an International Tourism Company: A Critical Discourse Perspective – Biook Behnam/Hanieh Piadeh: Discourse of Advertising: A Comparative Study of Advertisements in English and Persian – Faridah Noor Mohd. Noor/Vasanthi Thirunavuk Arasoo: Persuasion in the Advertisements of Local Private Institutions of Higher Learning.