Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Converting English Students into Media Students

One of the main differences between English and Media Studies is the language we use. This glossary of terms should help you improve your analysis...

On the left is a English expression and on the right is the Media Studies terminology.
  • shows = denotes
  • implies/suggests = connotes
  • a metaphor = symbolic
  • linked/connected = indexical
  • directly resembles = iconic
To achieve well in your written work it is important that you learn to use these terms when analysing texts.

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