International News Reporting

Metapragmatic metaphors and the U-2

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With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of the printed media as a channel for international communication, he investigates the use of metapragmatic metaphors (in particular metaphorical verbs of speaking) in the reporting by The New York Times on the U-2 incident in May 1960. The framing of the incident as a communicative event is evaluated along the dimensions of factual truth, interpretational accuracy, and understanding.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:5]  1985.  viii, 105 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
1. The Free Press as Inevitable Target
1
1.0. Introduction
1
1.1. The event
1
1.2. The reporting
3
1.3. The uptake
6
1.4. Two predictions and a moral
7
2. Linguists and the Media: Elements of a Circus Trial
9
2.0. Introduction
9
2.1. Jalbert, Shaba, Time, and Newsweek
11
2.2. Like-minded judges
25
2.3. Relevant questions
30
3. A Case Study: The Topic
33
3.0. Introduction: The U-2 incident
33
3.1. Metapragmatic terms
34
3.2. Metapragmatic metaphors
38
3.3. The topic
39
4. A Case Study: Data and Comments
41
4.0. Introduction
41
4.1. May 6th
45
4.2. May 7th
56
4.3. May 8th
65
4.4. May 9th
78
4.5. May 10th to May 12th
81
4.6. May 13th to May 16th
82
4.7. May 17th
83
4.8. May 18th to May 20th
91
5. A Functional Analysis
93
5.0. Introduction
93
5.1. News reporting and truth
94
5.2. News reporting and interpretation
96
5.3. News reporting and understanding
97
5.4. Misunderstanding: Whose responsibility?
99
Footnotes
101
References
103
Index
107
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