The Language of Newspapers
The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. The core book, Working with Texts, is the foundation text which provides an introduction to language analysis. It is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles which provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics. They can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.
The Language of Newspapers explores the ways in which the press portrays current events. From the ideological bias of the press, to the role of headlines in newspaper articles and ways in which newspapers relate to their audience, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of newspaper language.
The second edition has been substantially rewritten and includes a range of new texts. Features include:
* a new introduction, taking account of recent developments in the media
* recent newspaper articles on a range of subjects, from Jeffrey Archer's conviction to the journalist captured for suspected spying in Afghanistan * a new introduction, taking account of recent developments in the media
* new activities and commentaries to support student-directed study
* a 'further resources' section with details of on-line newspapers and websites to visit.
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Index of main texts
action Activity actor actually adverbial advertising analysis appeared Asian aspects asylum seekers audience Bell's Blair Britain British broadcast broadsheet Bulger Burnley Channel Tunnel Cherie Cherie Blair claims Clare Short clause cohesion Commentary contain context crash create culture Daily Express Daily Mail Daily Mirror deictic direct object discussed editorial ethnic Eurotunnel example fact film Gitta Sereny give grammatical Guardian headline writer identified ideological stance illegal immigrants implicature implied reader important individuals Jon Venables killers Look Louise Woodward manipulative Mary Bell meaning mother naming strategies newspaper texts night non-transactive noun phrase opinion paper participants particular passive structures patterns Poem fury police political presented Prince Edward qualities range readership reference relational verbs reported Robert Thompson role royal sentence Sereny sexual abuse shared snub status story Sun readers tabloid Thompson and Venables Tony Tony Harrison Venables and Robert victim voice word choice Yvonne Ridley