Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration

In their own Words: The Construction of the Image of the Immigrant in Peninsular Spanish Broadsheets and Freesheets

TitleIn their own Words: The Construction of the Image of the Immigrant in Peninsular Spanish Broadsheets and Freesheets
Publication TypeJournal Article
CountrySpain
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBelmonte, I. A., A. McCabe, and D. Chornet-Roses
Journal TitleDiscourse and Communication
Volume4
Issue3
Pagination227-242
PublisherSage
Type of WorkCo-authored journal article
1) Abstract

The article is a qualitative critical discourse analysis of the types and tone of reported and quoted speech used when representing immigrant voices in Spain. The results show that there is a difference in how immigrant voices are reported in broadsheets as compared to freesheets.

2.1) Publication LanguageEnglish
2.2) Type & Structure

15 pages
Introduction followed by four sections and concluding remarks

2.3) Original Research or Not

Yes

3.1) Main Issues

The article covers the previous quoting of minorities in news discourse. Three facets of reported speech are looked at: direct reported speech using quotation marks, indirect quotations and ‘strategic quotation’. The use of reported speech verbs are also analysed.

3.2) Media

Sample of 43 articles from two daily Spanish mainland broadsheets and two daily freesheets. Sample included articles from four one-week periods in the first half of 2008. Articles were chosen because they included actions and words of immigrants living in Spain.

3.3) Media Genres

Newspaper articles

3.4) Key Theories

The article is a critical discourse analysis which uses Appraisal Theory to look at reported speech.

4.1) Relevance

Moderate: The article highlights how different newspapers use reported speech in representing migrants

Keywordscontent, discourse, discrimination, language, representation, Spain
Tagsimmigrants, quoting patterns, news discourse