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Volume 14, Issue 1
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Abstract

This paper analyzes the role of language in the perception of violence in television news stories. 240 people were asked to watch and/or listen to news stories and then to record their perception of the information. The difference between perceived violence from pictures only on the one hand, and spoken narrative with or without pictures on the other, was highly significant, indicating that the spoken narrative was responsible for the perception of violence in the stories.

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