Date: 19-Oct-2006 From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com> Subject: Evaluation in Media Discourse: Bednarek
Title: Evaluation in Media Discourse
Subtitle: Analysis of a Newspaper Corpus
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Evaluation in Media Discourse presents the first book-length corpus-based account of evaluation, using a corpus of one hundred newspaper articles comprising a 70,000 word comparable corpus, drawn from both tabloid and broadsheet media. This book offers a new way forward for analysing the expression of opinion, by proposing an innovative framework of evaluation that can be applied to different types of discourse. It provides detailed explanations and justifications of this framework, as well as demonstrating how this is part of the larger framework of media discourse. Illustrated with many authentic examples from news discourse, and integrating competing approaches to evaluation, the book underlines the importance of context for the functions of evaluation. It also makes frequent reference to the production circumstances of newspaper discourse, in particular the so-called 'news values' that shape the creation of the news. Cutting-edge and insightful, this monograph will be of interest to academics and researchers in the fields of (critical) discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and media language. Since it is written in an accessible style, it will also be suitable for students taking courses in those areas.