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date: 17 April 2024

representational codes (textual codes) (semiotics)  

A Dictionary of Media & Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

Recognized conventions of form, style, and content for texts or genres in any medium. These are drawn upon in both production and interpretation (for instance, guiding expectations). Texts employing representational codes which are perceived as ‘realistic’ (especially in film and television) can be experienced as if they were recordings or direct reproductions of reality rather than as ... ...

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