This paper proposes an investigation into the discourse that surrounds and informs the communication of medically assisted death (Plonk / Arnold in 2005, Ngo-Metzger 2008, Sleeman 2013), bringing together professional and public actors as well as non-professional audiences. The research aims to produce an analysis of end of life discourse in the British vs Italian news media to investigate how they construct and lead this type of discourse and, in particular, to see how that is achieved terminologically and realised in different cultures. This will be done by collecting a corpus of texts on the issue as represented in the English vs Italian speaking media. The collection is expected to come from both online and offline newspapers, and will be analysed both manually and employing corpus analysis tools (e.g. WordSmith Tools, Sketch Engine). Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be employed and the perspective adopted will be that of Critical Discourse Analysis (Wood & Kroger 2000, Wodak & Chilton 2005, Eisenhart & Johnstone 2008) for the socially relevant issues that the topic addresses. Specific insights will be gathered from Medical Discourse Analysis (Gotti / Salager-Meyer 2006) and Medical Terminology (Hui et al. 2014). The study is expected to provide an analysis of the language used by the media to deal with current bioethical issues, as well as a reflection on how a controversial practice that is increasingly being discussed and implemented legally in various countries is communicated linguistically to the public. Select bibliography Eisenhart C. & B. Johnstone 2008, "Discourse Analysis and Rhetorical Studies", in C. Eisenhart and B. Johnstone (eds), Rhetoric in Detail: Discourse Analyses of Rhetorical Talk and Text, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Fairclough, N. 2003. Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research, London, New York: Routledge. Hui, D. et al. 2014. Concepts and definitions for "actively dying," "end of life," "terminally ill," "terminal care," and "transition of care": a systematic review. Journal of pain and Symptom Management, 47, 1, 77-89. Lewis, P. 2015. Assisted dying: What does the law in different countries say? BBC.com, 6 October 2015. Ngo-Metzger, Q. et al. 2008. End-of-Life Care: Guidelines for Patient-Centered Communication. American Family Physician, 77, 2, 167-174. Plonk, M., & R. Arnold 2005. Terminal Care: the last weeks of life. J Palliat Med, 5, 8, 1042-1054. Sleeman, K.E. 2013. End-of-life communication: let’s talk about death. J R Coll Physicians Edinb, 43: 197-9. van der Heide, A. et al. 2003. End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study. The Lancet, 362: 345-350. Wodak R. & P. Chilton (eds) 2005. A New Agenda in (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: Benjamins. Wood L. & R. Kroger 2000. Doing Discourse Analysis, Sage: London.
|Titolo:||End-of-life discourse in the British vs Italian news media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2017|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/12 - Lingua e Traduzione - Lingua Inglese|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Università degli Studi di Bari|
|Citazione:||End-of-life discourse in the British vs Italian news media / K. Grego, A. Vicentini. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Corpus and LAnguage Variation in English Research tenutosi a Bari nel 2017.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|