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REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY BUT EXCLUDES QUEBEC. DISCOURSE ANALYSIS REQUIRES INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE NUANCES OF A LANGUAGE AND NEITHER AUTHOR HAS THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. MOREOVER, THERE IS ONLY ONE ENGLISH SPEAKING NEWSPAPER IN THAT PR

By Frances Henry and Carol Tator

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We wish to thank the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for giving us the opportunity to undertake this research study and for funding this project. The case study on the Racialization of Crime was also supported by Ryerson Polytechnic University. Marnie Bjornson played an instrumental role in the discourse analysis of this case study and we are very appreciative of her skills and efforts. Kirk Moss demonstrated creativity and persistence in his data gathering activities. We are also very indebted to our research assistant, Karen Snider, who helped with the data collection. Karen’s computer knowledge was invaluable. Finally, we would like to thank the Canadian Association of Black Journalists for their contribution in supporting this initiative. ___________________ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ___________________ In this research study, the authors have examined the complex linkages between language, discourse and racism in the media. Four case studies provide examples of the way in which racialized discourse is woven into the everyday practices of journalists and editors in Canadian newspapers. The findings of this study demonstrate that the media do not always objectively or neutrally report their facts or stories. Instead, media practitioners regularly sociall

Year: 2011
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