Media Language and the Social Construction of Reality

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Media Language and the Social Construction of Reality
Introduction
"Language speaks us, just as much as we speak language." This statement by Jacques Lacan provides a good starting point for considering how research on media language might enable us to understand the work of media in the social construction of reality. Lacan provides a much needed emphasis on the foundational role language plays in human perception and interaction, which are increasingly affected by the mass media and the narratives it presents.
This analysis will not only examine how the media constructs particular “realities”, it will demonstrate why continued research on media language is necessary, for scholars and the public alike must attain a deeper...
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