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Language and Crime: Constructing Offenders and Victims in Newspaper Reports

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  • ISBN-13: 9781137453501
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date: Sep 09, 2016
  • Edition: 2016 ed.
  • Pages: 239 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches


This book offers a systematic introduction to the linguistic analysis of newspaper reports on crime. The author demonstrates how the linguistic analysis of newspaper texts helps to gain insight into the construction of offenders and victims in those texts and links the findings to criminological frameworks. Tabbert employs Critical Stylistics to explore the description of participants, the presentation of speech as well as actions, states or events, and other linguistic devices employed by journalists to present a particular image of an offender or a victim in the press. This book shows the fruitfulness of an interdisciplinary approach to reveal predominant discourse on crime in society and will be of great interest to researchers in linguistics, criminology and media studies.

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