The Language of Newspapers / Edition 2 by Danuta Reah, Reah Danuta | | 9780415278058 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Language of Newspapers / Edition 2

The Language of Newspapers / Edition 2

by Danuta Reah, Reah Danuta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415278058

ISBN-13: 9780415278058

Pub. Date: 07/02/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. The core book, Working with Texts, is the foundation text which provides an introduction to language analysis. It is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles which provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis

Overview

The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. The core book, Working with Texts, is the foundation text which provides an introduction to language analysis. It is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles which provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics. They can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.
The Language of Newspapers explores the ways in which the press portrays current events. From the ideological bias of the press, to the role of headlines in newspaper articles and ways in which newspapers relate to their audience, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of newspaper language.
The second edition has been substantially rewritten and includes a range of new texts. Features include:
* a new introduction, taking account of recent developments in the media
* recent newspaper articles on a range of subjects, from Jeffrey Archer's conviction to the journalist captured for suspected spying in Afghanistan
• a new introduction, taking account of recent developments in the media
* new activities and commentaries to support student-directed study
* a 'further resources' section with details of on-line newspapers and websites to visit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415278058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/02/2002
Series:
Intertext Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

What is a Newspaper?

What is News?

Do Newspapers Contain News?

Who Owns the Press?

Who Pays for Newspapers?

Should Newspapers be Impartial?

UNIT TWO: HEADLINES

What is a Headline?

What are Headlines For?

The Language of Headlines

Putting Words In: What the Headlines Writer Includes

Taking Words Out: What the Headline Writer Omits

Shaking it All About: How the Headline Writer Reorganises Language

Graphological Feature of Headlines

Headlines as Information

Headlines

as Opinion Manipulators

UNIT THREE: AUDIENCE

Who Reads the Papers?

How Newspapers Identify their Audience

The Identity of the Reader

The Role of the Audience

UNIT FOUR: REPRESENTATION OF GROUPS: WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

Linguistic

Determinism

What's in a Name

Naming of Groups

Representations of Women

Sexuality

UNIT FIVE: REPRESENTATION OF GROUPS: SYNTAX

Mothers Behaving Badly: Madonna and Mandy Allwood

Case Study1: Mandy Allwood

Deleting the Actor

Case Study 2: Madonna

Facts and Possibilities

Deleting the Action

Modality

Putting it in Order

UNIT SIX: DISCOURSE

Johnny Foreigner: Newspapers at War

Identifying Patterns in Text

Lexial Cohesion

Grammatical Cohesion

Reference

Narrative in Newspaper Texts

What is Narrative?

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