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Title: Cultura y Estructura del Discurso
Subtitle: La Prensa Nacional Británica
Written By: María José González Rodríguez
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 68

Los datos incluidos en este trabajo proceden de la prensa diaria nacional
británica. El motivo de esta elección se debe primordialmente a la
manifestación expresa de algunos investigadores del discurso periodístico
(Bell, 1991:175; van Dijk, 1986:181; González, 1999:274) de que distintos
tipos de prensa redactan no solo titulares de forma diferente, sino que
también estructuran las historias de distinta manera, hecho que requiere un
estudio individualizado. En este sentido, la prensa nacional británica
ofrece la posibilidad, desde un ángulo comparativo, de analizar distintos
periódicos pertenecientes a diferentes clases socioeconómicas, con lo cual
se toma en consideración la división de la sociedad británica en estratos
más o menos fijos a diversos niveles.

El estudio se centra en una descripción de la organización y de la
ordenación del relato periodístico informativo, y en cómo se categorizan
los temas del relato periodístico atendiendo a una división por mercados o
de acuerdo con los distintos tipos de prensa escrita (prensa de formato
sábana vs. prensa tabloide). Particularmente destaca las características
más relevantes de la estructura organizativa de los textos periodísticos
informativos en la prensa nacional británica tabloide, ya que es
precisamente dicha organización la que imprime el carácter de tales

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895861161
Pages: 98
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