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International news reporting [electronic resource] : metapragmatic metaphors and the U-2 / Jef Verschueren.

By: Verschueren, Jef.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pragmatics & beyond: VI:5.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1985Description: 1 online resource (viii, 109 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027279590 (electronic bk.); 9027279594 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Foreign news -- United States | American newspapers -- Language | New York times | U-2 Incident, 1960 | Metaphor | Informations �etrang�eres -- �Etats-Unis | Journaux am�ericains -- Langue | U2, Incident du, 1960 | M�etaphore | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / JournalismGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 071/.471 Other classification: 05.33 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
INTERNATIONALNEWS REPORTING: Metapragmatic Metaphors and the U-2; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; 1. THE FREE PRESS AS INEVITABLE TARGET; 1.0. Introduction; 1.1. The event; 1.2. The reporting; 1.3. The uptake; 1.4. Two predictions and a moral; 2. LINGUISTS AND THE MEDIA: ELEMENTS OF A CIRCUS TRIAL; 2.0. Introduction; 2.1. Jalbert, Shaba, Time, and Newsweek; 2.2. Like-minded judges; 2.3 Relevant questions; 3. A CASE STUDY: THE TOPIC; 3.0. Introduction: The U-2 incident; 3.1. Metapragmatic terms; 3.2. Metapragmatic metaphors; 3.3. The topic
Summary: With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of the printed media as a channel for international communication, he investigates the use of metapragmatic metaphors (in particular metaphorical verbs of speaking) in the reporting by The New York Times on the U-2 incident in May 1960. The framing of.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [103]-105).

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INTERNATIONALNEWS REPORTING: Metapragmatic Metaphors and the U-2; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; 1. THE FREE PRESS AS INEVITABLE TARGET; 1.0. Introduction; 1.1. The event; 1.2. The reporting; 1.3. The uptake; 1.4. Two predictions and a moral; 2. LINGUISTS AND THE MEDIA: ELEMENTS OF A CIRCUS TRIAL; 2.0. Introduction; 2.1. Jalbert, Shaba, Time, and Newsweek; 2.2. Like-minded judges; 2.3 Relevant questions; 3. A CASE STUDY: THE TOPIC; 3.0. Introduction: The U-2 incident; 3.1. Metapragmatic terms; 3.2. Metapragmatic metaphors; 3.3. The topic

With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of the printed media as a channel for international communication, he investigates the use of metapragmatic metaphors (in particular metaphorical verbs of speaking) in the reporting by The New York Times on the U-2 incident in May 1960. The framing of.

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