Title: Historical corpus stylistics : media, technology and change
Authors : Studer, Patrick
Extent : 280
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Bloomsbury Academic
Issue Date: 2008
Edition: 1. Auflage
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Corpus and Discourse
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Historical stylistics; Media studies; Corpus linguistics; Discourse analysis
Subject (DDC) : 070: News media, journalism and publishing
Abstract: Using data from a newspaper corpus, this book offers the first empirical study into the development of style in early mass media. The book analyses how news discourse was shaped over time by external factors, such as the historical context, news production, technological innovation and current affairs, and as such both conformed to and deviated from generic conventions. In this analysis, media style appears as a dynamic concept which is highly sensitive to innovative approaches towards making news not only informative but also entertaining to read. This cutting edge survey will be of interest to academics researching corpus linguistics, media discourse and stylistics.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Publication type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-8264-9430-6
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/10749
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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