Publication details [#54832]

Jucker, Andreas and Daniela Landert. 2011. Private and public in mass media communication: From letters to the editor to online commentaries. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (5) : 1422–1434.
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Drawing on data from The Times (published in 1985) and from the Times Online (published in 2008), this paper argues that in the development from the letters to the editor to the online discussion forums, new configurations of public and private are observable: whilst the former appear to be characterized by non-private contents and the language of distance, the latter are characterized by private contents and the language of immediacy.