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Putting the PM in her Place?: A linguistic analysis and comparison of Australian print media articles and their international counterparts in response to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s “Misogyny Speech”.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines writer emotivity embedded in lexical items as well as the possible framing of the surrounding context. The data comprises selected opinion articles from Australian and overseas online newspapers written in response to Julia Gillard's so-called “misogyny speech” held in the Australian Parliament in October 2011. The findings show that writer emotivity was present in almost all articles, the Australian journalists were almost universally condemning of the then Prime Minister and her speech while overseas counterparts almost universally praised both. While Australian journalists painted Gillard as an embattled failure, overseas journalists lauded her. One event has resulted in two diametrically opposed views. The different perspectives taken illustrate the importance of context and effect of ideology in shaping and constructing realities. The study concludes with pedagogical considerations for a critical approach to language studies in the classroom.

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2015.
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Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Language Evalutation, Framing, Julia Gillard
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-18938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-18938DiVA: diva2:844000
Available from: 2015-08-03 Created: 2015-08-03

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