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LINGUIST List 18.1939

Thu Jun 28 2007

Books: Text&Corpus Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Aitchison

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        1.     Davies, The Word Weavers: Aitchison


Message 1: The Word Weavers: Aitchison
Date: 21-Jun-2007
From: Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Word Weavers: Aitchison


Title: The Word Weavers
Subtitle: Newshounds and Wordsmiths
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Jean Aitchison
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 276 Price: U.S. $ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: Pages: 276 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 276 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521540070 Pages: 276 Price: U.S. $ 28.99
Abstract:

Modern journalism is often the subject of criticism and opposition. Written
by one of the foremost authorities on language and the media writing today,
this engaging book suggests that view is unfair, and that journalists are
in fact skilled 'word weavers' whose output is cleverly worked into planned
patterns. Drawing on a range of authentic news articles, it traces the
development of journalism from its origins to the present day. Aitchison
shows how contemporary news writers have inherited an age-old oral
tradition, which over the centuries was incorporated into public notices,
ballads and storybooks - eventually providing the basis of the journalism
we see today. She argues that, while journalists have very different aims
to literary writers, their work can in no way be regarded as inferior.
Entertainingly written, The World Weavers provides a fascinating insight
into journalistic writing, and will be enjoyed by anybody wanting to know
more about media language.

1. Weaving and worrying: journalism versus literature;
2. Singers of tales: oral narrative;
3. The tongue of the hand: speech and writing;
4. Hanging, histories, marvels, mysteries: the birth of journalism;
5. Calendars of roguery and woe: daily newspapers;
6. Story telling: narrating and the news;
7. Glimmering words: boiling down and polishing;
8. Painting with words: imaginative creativity;
9. Two ideas for one: exploring metaphor;
10. The role of journalism: evaluating the views;

epilogue;
notes;
references.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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