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Analysing Newspapers An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis

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ISBN-10: 1403935653

ISBN-13: 9781403935656

Edition: 2007

Authors: John E. Richardson

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Analysing Newspapers provides students of journalism, communication studies and discourse analysis with a systematic, discourse-based framework for the critical study of newspaper reporting. Assuming no prior knowledge of discursive theory, the book explores how the language of journalism works--its power, its function and its effects. Using wide-ranging and highly topical case studies and examples, students are shown discourse analysis of journalism "in action". Identifying and exploring key linguistic concepts and tools, Richardson provides a detailed introduction to a practical model of critical discourse analysis which students will be able to apply to their own newspaper research.
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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

My main research interests revolve around social inequalities and language use, and the ways that these interact with and affect each other. I work within a field of research known as Critical Discourse Studies. We argue that because language use contributes to the production and the reproduction of social life, logically, it must play a part in producing and reproducing social inequalities. Critical Discourse Analysts aim to show how this occurs, thereby linking social and linguistic analysis.I am the Chief Editor of the international peer review journal, Critical Discourse Studies

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction: Newspaper Discourse
This book's view of society
This book's view of journalism
This book's view of language
Analysing Newspapers: Context, Text and Consequence
Problems in studying 'content'
Discourse Analysis
Critical Discourse Analysis
Fairclough's method of critical discourse analysis
Analysing Texts: Some Concepts and Tools of Linguistic Analysis
Introduction: levels of analysis
Lexical analysis: the choice and meaning of words
Sentence construction: syntax and transitivity
Sentence construction: modality
Rhetorical tropes
Discursive Practices: Producing Print Journalism
Introduction: what are discursive practices?
Markets or citizens? Conceptualising the audience
Professional practices
Organisational practices: writing for the audience
Linguistic style
Using texts: press agency copy
Social Practices: Journalism and the Material World
Economic practices and journalistic discourse: newspaper campaigns
Political practices and journalistic discourse: reporting Algeria
Ideological practices and journalistic discourse
Applying Discourse Analysis: Argumentation and Letters to the Editor
'Getting in': the selection of letters
Aristotle's Rhetoric
Rules of reasonableness
Kilroy-Silk and anti-Arab racism
Critical Discourse Analysis: War Reporting
Social and discursive practices: propaganda and journalism
Manufacturing consent: modes of proof in the 'pre-war' period
Discursive practices: shepherding journalists
Reporting the invasion: action and agency in headlines
Pro patria mori: heroes, villains and the marshalling of morality