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

Lucia Busso, Claudia Roberta Combei, Ottavia Tordini

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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’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage, Gender and Hate Speech
Subtitle of host publication A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors Giuliana Giusti, Gabriele Iannàccaro
Chapter2
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-6969-478-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameLanguage, Gender and Hate Speech A Multidisciplinary Approach
PublisherFondazione Università Ca’ Foscari
ISSN (Electronic)2724-4652

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