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LINGUIST List 23.3685

Tue Sep 04 2012

Books: News as Changing Texts: Facchinetti, Brownlees, Bös, Fries

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: News as Changing Texts: Facchinetti, Brownlees, Bös, Fries
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Title: News as Changing Texts
Subtitle: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Roberta Facchinetti
Author: Nicholas Brownlees
Author: Birte Bös
Author: Udo Fries
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835664 Pages: 250 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835664 Pages: 250 Price: U.S. $ 59.99
Abstract:

This book focuses on the dialectic interrelation between 'news' and 'change', whereby news is intended as a textual type in its evolutionary - and revolutionary - development, while change is discussed with reference to the form, content and structure of such typological variety explored across the centuries, largely in the British environment.

The time spans in the chapters have been distributed according to (a) historical key moments in the process of news-writing changes, and (b) extant computerized corpora covering such periods, thereby permitting specific linguistic analyses. Indeed, each chapter makes use of a set of corpora specifically devised to suit the needs of scholars studying the periods under scrutiny.

The topics discussed and the corpora exploited to analyze them call into question basic methodological issues that are tackled from different perspectives in the book, while the epicentre of all research remains the news itself, in a continuous process of adjustment and renewal.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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