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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
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 902725432X
ISBN-13: 9789027254320
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ISBN-13: 9789027289476
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