THE DISCOURSE OF ADVERTISING

THE DISCOURSE OF ADVERTISING

By: Cook, Guy

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This comprehensive introduction to advertising discourse examines the language of contemporary advertising, not as an isolated object, but in complex interaction with the texts around it, with music and pictures and, importantly, with the people who make and experience it. Clearly explaining relevant theories of linguistics and poetics, each chapter ends with a series of stimulating exercises, and theoretical discussion is accompanied by examples from literary and sub-literary texts and recent advertisements. Putting forward the controversial view that adverts answer a need for play and display in contemporary society, Guy Cook explores the social function of advertising, moving from the uses of sound and sight, through creativity and word play to the poetic intricacies of the text to assess the effect of these on the people who receive adverts everyday, and whose identity is partly constructed by them.

Title: THE DISCOURSE OF ADVERTISING

Author Name: Cook, Guy

Categories: Linguistics,

Publisher: Routledge: 1992

ISBN Number: 0415041716

ISBN Number 13: 9780415041713

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000035588