Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse

ORCID logoMinna Palander-Collin | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoMaura Ratia | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoIrma Taavitsainen | University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027200853 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265517 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The history of English news discourse is characterised by intriguing multilevel developments, and the present cannot be separated from them. For example, audience engagement is by no means an invention of the digital age. This collection highlights major topics that range from newspaper genres like sports reports, advertisements and comic strips to a variety of news practices. All contributions view news discourse in a specific historical period or across time and relate language features to their sociohistorical contexts and changing ideologies. The varying needs and expectations of the newspaper producers, writers and readers, and even news agents, are taken into account. The articles use interdisciplinary study methods and move at interfaces between sociolinguistics, journalism, semiotics, literary theory, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics and sociology.
[Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics, 6] 2017.  vii, 301 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[C]learly fills important gaps in research on English news language. This volume should be of interest not only to scholars specializing in the language of news texts, but also to researchers in fields such as Late Modern English studies and genre studies.”
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2018. Publications Received. Language in Society 47:1  pp. 169 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017011548 | Marc record