Real Talk: Reality Television and Discourse Analysis in Action

  • Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
      Pages 1-6
  3. The Reality of Discourse and Discourse Analysis: Theory, Approaches, Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich, Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
      Pages 9-23
    3. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
      Pages 24-39
  4. Reality Television and Identity

  5. Reality Television and Aggression

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 288-296

About this book


This is the first book to examine the discourse of reality television. Chapters provide rigorous case studies of the discourse practices that characterise a wide range of generic and linguistic/cultural contexts, including dating shows in China and Spain, docudramas in Argentina and New Zealand, and talent shows in the UK and USA.


discourse discourse analysis emotion evolution identity Nation nationality poverty religiosity television USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
    • 1
  • Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English Language and LinguisticsSwansea UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA

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