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1. Structuralism: 'When a series of actions allow the audience to follow the details of the plot, allowing them to become absorbed in the narrative'. This is...

  • Enigmatic codes
  • Action codes
  • Symbolic codes
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2. Liberal Pluralism...

  • suggests the idea that media products are subject to the wishes of the audience
  • suggests the idea that the media manipulates the audience to prevent rebellion
  • suggests the idea that government contrainsts and concerns don't limit the inclusiveness of the media

3. Structuralism: Barthes (1974) argued that narrative codes are identifiable across a range of media products.

  • True
  • False

4. The thrid and final level is...

  • Synaptic Level
  • Symbolic Level
  • Stereotypical Level
  • Representational Level

5. According to semiotics, Sassure (1916) suggest there are three levels on which we read media products. The first level is...

  • Representational Level
  • Cultural Level
  • Syntactic Level
  • Symbolic Level
  • Signalisational Level


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