This Chapter discusses some of the interwoven issues concerning imagology, translation, and ideology in the news. Part of a larger project investigating representations of Berlusconi's politically incorrect language in the British press, the chapter analyses a small but significant corpus of online news texts that focus on the former Italian premier's alleged use of taboo expressions. Focussing on the reverberations of linguistic taboos in the process of meaning transfer, the chapter suggests that the rendering of these unsubstantiated utterances are ideologically slanted, consciously or unconsciously, to support the existing news narratives surrounding the figure of Berlusconi

Images of Italy? The words Berlusconi never (officially) said

Denise Filmer
2016

Abstract

This Chapter discusses some of the interwoven issues concerning imagology, translation, and ideology in the news. Part of a larger project investigating representations of Berlusconi's politically incorrect language in the British press, the chapter analyses a small but significant corpus of online news texts that focus on the former Italian premier's alleged use of taboo expressions. Focussing on the reverberations of linguistic taboos in the process of meaning transfer, the chapter suggests that the rendering of these unsubstantiated utterances are ideologically slanted, consciously or unconsciously, to support the existing news narratives surrounding the figure of Berlusconi
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