Analysing discourse in sports entertainment through multiple modalities

John Quinn, Carolina Silveira

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    This paper draws upon multimodal critical discourse studies to situate sports entertainment as a site of multimodal discourse construction and offer multimodal discourse analysis (MDA) as a means of understanding the abstracted relations that pervade and sculpt this form of popular entertainment. In doing so, the paper concentrates on three foci: 1) MDA as a discipline; 2) how previous professional wrestling studies demonstrate the functioning of multiple modalities in the popular discourse of sports entertainment; and, 3) a specific application of MDA to explore the process of institutional discourse construction during the World Wrestling Entertainment NXT Take Over: War Games broadcast.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-203
    Number of pages14
    JournalThe Popular Culture Studies Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2018


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