Typologies of Media Genres — An Overview of Opinions Cover Image

Typologie gatunków medialnych – przegląd stanowisk
Typologies of Media Genres — An Overview of Opinions

Author(s): Magdalena Ślawska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: genre; media genre; genre typologies; linguistic genology

Summary/Abstract: The text constitutes an overview and arranges various models of classification of media genres. The author depicts understanding of the notion of media genre and systematizes knowledge on various typologies (division into informative and journalistic genres, border genres, popular genres or division of genres based on the medium). She also presents the distinction of the genre and the media format. At the same time, the author describes two views on the genres in intra-genre and inter-genre plane, based on the two methodologies of Maria Wojtak and Bożena Witosz. The linguistic genology provides an overview of genre classification with multidimensional, open and blurred patterns of their assignment. The author is convinced that in order to analyse media texts, one should have historical knowledge on clear divisions of the genres and a methodological perspective which would allow comprehension of the complex genological specifics.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 15-29
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish