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News Discourse (Continuum Discourse)

News Discourse (Continuum Discourse)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781441120908
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2012
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.69 x 9.21 x 6.14 inches


This book exploresthe role of language and images in newspaper, radio, online and televisionnews. The authors introduce useful frameworks for analysing language, image andthe interaction between the two, and illustrate these with authentic newsstories from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the Oktoberfest toenvironmental disasters to the killing of Osama bin Laden. This analysispersuasively illustrates how events are re-told in the news and made‘newsworthy' through both language and image. This clearly written andaccessible introduction to news discourse is essential reading for students,lecturers, and researchers in Linguistics, Media/Journalism Studies, andSemiotics.

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