Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse

ORCID logoBirte Bös | University of Duisburg-Essen
Lucia Kornexl | University of Rostock
ISBN 9789027200846 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268563 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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