English Media Texts – Past and Present

Language and textual structure

| University of Rostock
ISBN 9789027250995 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556197987 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027298959 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This book is among the first to combine a historical view of media texts with a critical look at their textual diversity today. The thirteen chapters cover corpora of early news-papers and pamphlets, present-day news stories and commentaries, TV talk shows and commercials as well as internet presentations. The studies focus on the wide range of text types in 18th century newspapers and the interpersonal strategies of pamphlets; they pursue the development of the persuasive potential of headlines and advertisements right down to the sophisticated postmodernist and multilingual examples of today. Other topics are the definition and structure of news stories and commentaries, the interpersonal and multi-modal aspects of talkshows, and more radically, the questioning of the journalist’s role in the age of the internet. Generally the stress is on the attention-getting side of media texts rather than on the manipulative qualities investigated by critical discourse analysis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 80]  2000.  xiv, 286 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
PART 1. News, Headlines, Advertisements: How Newspapers Developed
1. ZEN: Preparing the Zurich English Newspaper Corpus
Udo Fries and Peter Schneider
2. Pamphlets and Early Newspapers: Political Interaction vs News Reporting
Claudia Claridge
3. The Emergence and Development of Headlines in English Newspapers
Kristina Schneider
4. Women and Headline-Policy in German and English Local Daily Newspapers
Sonja Kleinke
5. Two Hundred Years of Advertising in The Times: the Development of Text Type Markers
Sabine Gieszinger
6. “Look how Sexist our Advert is!” The ‘Postmodernization’ of Sexism and Stereotyped Female Role Portrayals in Print Advertisements
Wolfgang Falkner
PART 2. The Genres of Present-day Newspapers: a Critical View
7. Newspaper Genres and Newspaper English
Magnus Ljung
8. From Genre to Sentence: the Leading Article and its Linguistic Realization
Torben Vestergaard
9. News Stories and News Events — a Changing Relationship
Friedrich Ungerer
10. Kenneth Starr and Us: The Internet and the Vanishing of the Journalist
Hans-Jürgen Diller
PART 3. The Challenge of Television
11. Towards an Analysis of Interpersonal Meaning in Daytime Talk Shows
Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
12. Verbal Turn-Taking and Picture Turn-Taking in TV Interviews
Renate Bugyi-Ollert
13. Multilingualism and the Modes of TV Advertising
Ingrid Piller
“The book represents a big step forward in research on the media both in the present and in the history of English.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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