Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse

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| University of Duisburg-Essen
| University of Rostock
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This volume explores the dynamics of genre conventions in historical English news discourse. The contributions cover a wide spectrum of news writing and publication formats: from corantos to modern tabloids, from prototypical hard news stories and crime reports to more specialised genres such as medical and scientific news, advertisements, death notices and spoof news. Investigating linguistic, pragmatic and social factors, the authors trace the triggers, mechanisms and agents of change that have shaped genre conventions in historical news discourse from the 17th century to the present day.
[Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics, 5]  2015.  xiv, 254 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–ix
Introduction
Birte Bös and Lucia Kornexl
ix–xiv
The formation of public news discourse and metadiscursive terminology
“We have in some former bookes told you”: The significance of metatext in 17th-century news
Nicholas Brownlees
3–22
Conceptualisations, sources and agents of news: Key terms as signposts of changing journalistic practices
Birte Bös
23–52
Changing modes of reference and shifts in audience orientation
News in space and time
Claudia Claridge
55–80
Changing genre conventions and socio-cultural change: Person-mention in 19th-century English advertisements
Minna Palander-Collin
81–102
Late Modern English death notices: Transformations of a traditional lay audiences
Sarah Borde
103–134
Medical news in England 1665–1800 in journals for professional and lay audiences
Irma Taavitsainen
135–160
Transgressing boundaries and shifting styles
Comparing discourse construction in 17th-century news genres: A case study of murder reports
Elisabetta Cecconi
163–190
Speech-like syntax in written texts: Changing syntactic conventions in news discourse
Alexander Haselow
191–222
Playing upon news genre conventions: The case of Mark Twain’s news satire
Isabel Ermida
223–250
Index
251–254
“The linguistic topics investigated in the book comprise an impressive pool, ranging from the lexicon through the deictics and person reference to syntactic constructions, all of which open a host of new insights on publication forms and genres that have featured news over time.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015008377 | Marc record