Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   

Title: Early Modern English News Discourse
Subtitle: Newspapers, pamphlets and scientific news discourse
Edited By: Andreas H. Jucker
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20187
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 187
Description:

In Early Modern Britain, new publication channels were developed and new
textual genres established themselves. News discourse became increasingly
more important and reached wider audiences, with pamphlets as the first
real mass media. Newspapers appeared, first on a weekly and then on a daily
basis. And scientific news discourse in the form of letters exchanged
between fellow scholars turned into academic journals. The papers in this
volume provide state-of-the art analyses of these developments.

The first part of the volume contains studies of early newspapers that
range from reports of crime and punishment to want ads, and from traces of
religious language in early newspapers to the use of imperatives. The
second part is devoted to pamphlets and provides detailed analyses of news
reporting and of impoliteness strategies. The last section is devoted to
scientific news discourse and traces the early publication formats in their
various manifestations.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902725432X
ISBN-13: 9789027254320
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
U.S. $ 143.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027289476
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
U.S. $ 143.00