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Title: Language of the News
Written By: Martin Conboy
URL: http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415372022&parent_id
Description:

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), 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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415372011
ISBN-13: 9780415372015
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 041537202X
ISBN-13: 9780415372022
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 30.95