The Language of Newspapers / Edition 2by Danuta Reah, Reah Danuta
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 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.
Table of ContentsUNIT 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
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
What's in a Name
Naming of Groups
Representations of Women
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
Putting it in Order
UNIT SIX: DISCOURSE
Johnny Foreigner: Newspapers at War
Identifying Patterns in Text
Narrative in Newspaper Texts
What is Narrative?
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