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Author Bednarek, Monika.

Title Evaluation in media discourse : analysis of a newspaper corpus / Monika Bednarek
Published London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 253 pages)
Series Corpus and discourse. Research in corpus and discourse
Corpus and discourse. Research in corpus and discourse.
Contents Contents; Reprint permissions; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and typographical conventions; Part One: Evaluation and newspaper discourse; 1. Analysing evaluation in the news; 2. The news story in its context; 3. Delimiting evaluation; 4. A new theory of evaluation; Part Two: Evaluation in the press: a corpus-based analysis; 5. Evaluation in the press: core evaluative parameters; 6. Evaluation in the press: peripheral evaluative parameters; Part Three: Empirical and theoretical issues; 7. Evaluation: broadsheets vs. tabloids; 8. Implications for a new theory of evaluation; Appendices
ReferencesIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary Evaluation is the linguistic expression of speaker/writer opinion, and has only recently become the focus of linguistic analysis. This book presents the first corpus-based account of evaluation; one hundred newspaper articles collated to form a 70,000 word comparable corpus, drawn from both tabloid and broadsheet media. The book provides detailed explanations and justifications of the underlying framework of evaluation, as well as demonstrating how this is part of the larger framework of media discourse. Unlike many other linguistic analyses of media language, it makes frequent reference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and index
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Subject Journalism -- Objectivity -- Great Britain
Journalism -- Great Britain -- Language
Discourse analysis
Discourse analysis.
Journalism -- Language.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Journalistiek proza.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781847142825