The Language of Newspapers

Author: Danuta Reah

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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This text explores the ways in which the press portrays current events. From the ideological bias of the press to the role of headlines in newspaper articles and ways in which newspapers relate to their audience, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of newspaper language.
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The Language of Newspapers

Socio-Historical Perspectives

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184706180X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Charts the connections between the language of journalism in England and its social impact on audiences from the seventeenth century to the present day.
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Language Change in English Newspaper Editorials

Author: Ingrid Westin

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042008632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This work is a corpus-based study of the language of English up-market ("quality") newspaper editorials, covering the period 1900-1993. CENE, the Corpus of English Newspaper Editorials, was compiled for the purposes of this study and comprises editorials from the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and The Times chosen to represent periods at ten-year intervals. The language of the editorials was investigated with regard to features that previous research had proved to be markers of such types of discourse as might be of interest to an investigation of the development of the language of newspaper editorials. To begin with, sets of features associated with the empirically defined dimensions of linguistic variation presented in Biber (1988) were compared across decades and newspapers; these dimensions included personal involvement and information density, narrative discourse, argumentative discourse, abstract discourse, and explicit reference. However, since the study showed that the features within each set often developed in diverging directions, the old sets were broken up and new ones formed on the basis of change and continuity as well as of shared linguistic/stylistic functions, specific for newspaper editorials, among the features involved. It then became apparent that, during the 20th century, the language of the editorials developed towards greater information density and lexical specificity and diversity but at the same time towards greater informality, in so far as the use of conversational features increased. The narrative quality of the editorials at the beginning of the century gradually decreased whereas their reporting and argumentative functions remained the same over the years. When the features were compared across the newspapers analyzed, a clear distinction was noticed between The Times and the Guardian. The language of the Guardian was the most informal and the most narrative while that of The Times was the least so. The information density was the highest inThe Times and the lowest in the Guardian. In these respects, the Daily Telegraph took an intermediate position. The editorials of the Guardian were more argumentative than those of both the Daily Telegraph and The Times. As regards lexical specificity and diversity as well as sentence complexity, the Daily Telegraph scored the highest and The Times the lowest while the results obtained for the Guardian were in between the two.
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The Language of the News

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317834836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The Language of the News investigates and critiques the conventions of language used in newspapers and provides students with a clear introduction to critical linguistics as a tool for analysis. Using contemporary examples from UK, USA and Australian newspapers, this book deals with key themes of representation – from gender and national identity to ‘race’– and looks at how language is used to construct audiences, to persuade, and even to parody. It examines debates in the newspapers themselves about the nature of language including commentary on political correctness, the sensitive use of language and irony as a journalistic weapon. Featuring chapter openings and summaries, activities, and a wealth of examples from contemporary news coverage (including examples from television and radio), The Language of the News broadens the perceptions of the use of language in the news media and is essential reading for students of media and communication, journalism, and English language and linguistics.
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The Language of Journalism

Volume 1, Newspaper Culture

Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351327186

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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The newspaper is to the twentieth century what the novel was for the nineteenth century: the expression of popular sentiment. In the first of a three-volume study of journalism and what it has meant as a source of knowledge and as a mechanism for orchestrating mass ideology, Melvin J. Lasky provides a major overview. His research runs the gamut of material found in newspapers, from the trivial to the profound, from pseudo-science to habits of solid investigation. The volume is divided into four parts. The first attacks deficiencies in grammar and syntax with examples from newspapers and magazines drawn from the German as well as English-language press. The second examines the key issues of journalism: accuracy and authenticity. Lasky provides an especially acute account of differences between active literacy and passive viewing, or the relationship of word and picture in defining authenticity. The third part emphasizes the problem of bias in everything from racial reporting to cultural correctness. This is the first systematic attempt to study racial nomenclature, identity-labeling, and literary discrimination. Lasky follows closely the model set by George Orwell a half century earlier. The final section of the work covers the competition between popular media and the redefinition of pornography and its language. The volume closes with an examination of how the popular culture both influenced and was influential upon literary titans like Hemingway, Lawrence, and Tynan.
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The Language of Science

Author: Carol Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134280173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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The communication of scientific principles is becoming increasingly important in a world that relies on technology. Exploring the use of scientific language in the news and examining how important scientific ideas are reported and communicated, this title in the Intertext series takes a look at the use and misuse of scientific language and how it shapes our lives. The Language of Science: explores the goals of, and problems with, scientific language and terminology demonstrates the power and misuse of scientific discourse in the media examines the special qualities of scientific communication explores how science and popular culture interact is illustrated with a wide range of examples from the MMR vaccine to AIDS and the biological weapons debate, and includes a glossary as well as ideas for further reading. This practical book is ideal for post-16 to undergraduate students in English Language, Linguistics, Journalism, Communications Studies or Science Communication.
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Language in the News

Discourse and Ideology in the Press

Author: Roger Fowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136095721

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Analysing Newspapers

An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230209688

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This book offers both an understanding of newspaper reporting and a means for readers to develop their own critical analysis. Using a wealth of contemporary case studies, students are taught how the language of journalism works, providing students with an accessible and user-friendly guide to analyzing newspapers around the globe.
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Tabloid Britain

Constructing a Community Through Language

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415355520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Packed with examples from four popular tabloids, taken from recent editions in a month long study by the author, this book offers insight into how the tabloids have become so influential in everyday British life.
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Language and Society in a Changing Italy

Author: Arturo Tosi

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book examines the interrelation between language and society in contemporary Italy. It aims to provide an up to date account of linguistic diversity, social variation, special codes and language varieties within Italian society, and in situations of language contact both within and outside Italy.
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