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A Multimodal Analysis of Cosmetics Advertising


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Forjan, Marina. (2018). A Multimodal Analysis of Cosmetics Advertising. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan].

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As one of the major theory within cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor helps us understand how we shape our thoughts and actions and how meaning is construed. This paper analyses cosmetics advertisements employing the Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis and also, aims to show how conceptual metaphor helps to identify messages presented in the advertisements. The paper analyses 10 TV make up advertisements from 8 different brands, all of which have women as their target audience. Due to the fact that conceptual metaphor isn’t limited to linguistic expressions and can, therefore, be realized non-verbally, the analysis of the selected advertisements is multimodal. Visual and auditory elements have been analysed in order to see how multimodality is used to convey the selling point of the product coded into a conceptual metaphor.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual metaphor, advertisements, cosmetics
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 09:22

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