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Title: La estructura del párrafo de entrada de la noticia o lead
Written By: Maria J González
Series Title: Edición Lingüística 22

Este estudio se centra en uno de los elementos que componen la estructura de una noticia en la prensa escrita: el lead. Una de las propiedades distintivas del lead, el cual se corresponde con el primer párrafo de la noticia, es resumir la información más relevante y destacada de la noticia, además de caracterizarse por ser exacto y conciso. Tal y como señala van Dijk (1986), el lead es la máxima expresión de la estructura temática de la noticia. A través de la propuesta de Bell (1991) para el estudio del lead, este trabajo ofrece un análisis de la estructura discursiva y de la función del lead en los diarios nacionales británicos, los cuales atienden a una variedad de gustos e intereses. En este sentido, examinamos hasta qué punto diferentes tipos de periódicos emplean distintos tipos de leads de acuerdo con la preferencia de los lectores. El estudio analiza el papel que desempeña el lead como micro-historia y concluye mostrando que entender cómo funciona el lead es llegar a un entendimiento de la propia naturaleza de la noticia (Bell, 1991).

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895863386
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 44
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