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Hermerén, Lars. 1999. English for sale: A study of the language of advertising. (Lund Studies in English 99). Lund: Lund University Press. 201 + 53 pp.
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Book – monograph
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The author proposes to investigate the status of advertising as a genre, its various manifestations and its persuasive strategies, particularly those of verbal nature. He arrives at five features crucial to the recognition and labeling of advertising as such; goes on to examine its relation to the social context in which it functions; describes its communicative dimensions and ways of adressing the audience; comments on verbal and visual patterns aiding persuasive purposes; and considers advertising as a cultural system.

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