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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Journalists' language awareness : inferences from writing strategies|
|Published in:||Alicante Journal of English Studies|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Universidad de Alicante|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Alicante|
|Subjects:||Strategies; Writing; Awareness; Journalists|
|Subject (DDC):||070: News media, journalism and publishing |
808: Rhetoric and writing
|Abstract:||What journalists want to do is not always what they actually do as they sit at their computer workstations writing news based on source texts. This article focuses on journalists writing behavior and their writing strategies in a sample of 17 case studies. Data was collected with progression analysis, a multi method approach combining ethnographic observation and interviews with computer logging and retrospective verbalizations. With this approach, it is possible to make inferences about the awareness journalists have of their language and their language use. The explorative findings show that there might be considerable differences between the professionally guided intentions of writers and their actions a strong argument for multi-method approaches in production-oriented discourse analysis. Furthermore, the findings show clear differences between experienced and inexperienced journalists: the repertoires of the experienced journalists contain more writing strategies that are oriented to the management of the writing process and the design of the text function. Heightened language awareness may well be linked causally to writing success.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Applied Media Studies (IAM)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik|
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Perrin, D., & Ehrensberger-Dow, M. (2006). Journalists’ language awareness : inferences from writing strategies. Alicante Journal of English Studies, 19, 319–343. https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2006.19.18
Perrin, D. and Ehrensberger-Dow, M. (2006) ‘Journalists” language awareness : inferences from writing strategies’, Alicante Journal of English Studies, 19, pp. 319–343. Available at: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2006.19.18.
D. Perrin and M. Ehrensberger-Dow, “Journalists’ language awareness : inferences from writing strategies,” Alicante Journal of English Studies, vol. 19, pp. 319–343, 2006, doi: 10.14198/raei.2006.19.18.
Perrin, Daniel, and Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow. “Journalists’ Language Awareness : Inferences from Writing Strategies.” Alicante Journal of English Studies, vol. 19, 2006, pp. 319–43, https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2006.19.18.
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