Introducing the Language of the News
A Student's Guide
Routledge – 2013 – 164 pages
Introducing the Language of the News is a comprehensive introduction to the language of news reporting. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book provides an accessible analysis of the processes that produce news language, and discusses how different linguistic choices promote different interpretations of news texts.
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Written by an experienced researcher and teacher, this book is essential reading for students studying English language and linguistics, media and communication studies, and journalism.
This timely volume provides coverage of the key issues encountered in the linguistic study of the news. The author's careful and comprehensive exploration of the language of the news is accompanied by extensive student exercises, which will be especially useful for students and practitioners in the EFL/ESL context interested in mastering the techniques therein.
Lorna Carson, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
This invaluable textbook is an innovative and practical volume that is highly recommended to students, teachers and scholars of English, Linguistics, Communication and Journalism.
Vincenza Tudini, University of South Australia
Introduction: Language and texts; Chapter 1. Making news; Chapter 2. Defining news; Chapter 3. Sourcing news; Chapter 4. Conveying meaning through design; Chapter 5. Structuring the story; Chapter 6. Headline, lead and story proper; Chapter 7. The tools of the trade; Chapter 8. Reporting information and evaluating likelihood; Chapter 9. The power of words; Epilogue; References
M. Grazia Busà is Associate Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Padova, Italy.