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Title: News Discourse
Written By: Monika Bednarek
Helen Caple
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=159016&SearchType=Basic
Series Title: Bloomsbury Discourse
Description:

This book explores the role of language and images in newspaper, radio, online and television news. The authors introduce useful frameworks for analysing language, image and the interaction between the two, and illustrate these with authentic news stories from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the Oktoberfest to environmental disasters to the killing of Osama bin Laden. This analysis persuasively illustrates how events are re-told in the news and made ‘newsworthy’ through both language and image. This clearly written and accessible introduction to news discourse is essential reading for students, lecturers, and researchers in Linguistics, Media/Journalism Studies, and Semiotics.

This clearly written book is a must-have for anyone wanting to conduct linguistic or discursive analysis of news texts. Covering a wide range of approaches, the authors combine a succinct overview of key studies and recent developments in the field with their own analyses of written and spoken texts, images and video footage. The breadth of coverage ensures that the book will be of benefit to students and researchers at all levels of experience. - Dr Paul Baker, Lancaster University, UK

1. Introduction \ 2. News Discourse in Context \ 3. News Values \ 4. Language in the News \ 5. Images in the News \ 6. Evaluation in the News \ 7. Balancing Act: Image Composition \ 8. The Big Picture: A Case Study of Stand-Alones in Print News \ 9. Killing Osama - A Case Study of Online News \ Appendix 1: Tables \ Appendix 2: Evaluation in the news - a model student assignment \ References \ Index

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Semiotics
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ISBN: 1441147993
ISBN-13: 9781441147998
Pages: 288
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ISBN: 1441120904
ISBN-13: 9781441120908
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00