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regional integration and improve regional infrastructure; to expand African capacity to effectively access and benefit from global markets by extending preferential US trade regime toward Africa and increasing technical assistance and to encourage US companies to trade with and invest in Africa ( White House 2012 ). This article focuses on the image of Obama’s foreign economic policy in the Kenyan news discourse as represented by the leading local newspaper The Daily Nation . The analysis seeks to identify which narrative(s) about US–Kenya economic relations circulates

19. News discourse Claudia Claridge 1. Introduction: News discourse and (historical) pragmatics A major contribution to linguistic research on German historical news discourse, Fritz and Straßner (1996: 1), characterises the linguistic relevance of this discourse as concerning a history of text types or genres, the history of linguistic features and constructions (historical syntax and lexicology) and the process of supraregional- isation and standardisation. There is no explicit mention of pragmatics. This is similar in a recent large-scale work on English

-down installment structure also affects the realization of thematic structure in paragraphs. This relevance ordering is the result of a general newswriting strategy ( Van Dijk 1986 ) as internal summaries in paragraphs serve similar functions to initial summaries of news discourse. Up until now, to our knowledge, there is no visual presentation of inverted pyramid structure within textual paragraphs. In this study, we would like to visually and statistically present the inverted pyramid structure at both discourse level (with paragraphs as units) and paragraph level (with

Epistemological positioning and evidentiality in English news discourse: A text-driven approach* MONIKA BEDNAREK Abstract This paper uses a text-driven approach to explore epistemological position- ing (the expression of assessments concerning knowledge) in English news- papers. The notion of epistemological positioning (EP) often overlaps with evidentiality—the linguistic marking of the basis of speaker/writer knowl- edge. This is a relatively modern concept in linguistics and, compared to the amount of research it has attracted concerning other languages, it

DOI 10.1515/text-2013-0008   Text&Talk 2013; 33(2): 167 – 188 Krisda Chaemsaithong Interaction in early modern news discourse: the case of English witchcraft pamphlets and their prefaces (1566–1621) Abstract: This investigation examines the interactional dimension of the preface section of an early form of news discourse. Informed by the framework of meta- discourse and incorporating insights from the study of stance and evaluation, this study explicates the ways in which the witchcraft pamphleteers strategically structured and designed the texts to secure

Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 8.2 (2012): 315–320 DOI: 10.1515/lpp-2012-0017 REVIEW Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple. 2012. News Discourse. London: Continuum. 288 pp. ISBN: 9781441147998 (paperback), price: £27.99 ISBN: 9781441120908 (hardback), price: £85.00 Reviewed by Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, University of Opole Published in the Bloomsbury Discourse Series, News Discourse systematically reviews some of the main aspects of mediating news. It is meant as a textbook for postgraduate students, but can also be read as an update on and extension

Bös , Birte & Lucia Kornexl (eds.). 2015 . Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics 5). Amsterdam, Philadelphia : John Benjamins . ISBN: 9789027200846 (hardback), xiv, 254 pp. €99.00/$149.00 Over the last two decades, historical developments in news discourse have received a lot of attention from linguistics and discourse studies, and several monographs and edited collections dedicated to the topic have been published (cf. Brownlees 2014 for references). Changing genre conventions in

Personage description in Hong Kong versus mainland Chinese entertainment news discourse Dongying WU and HUI Hirn Man Abstract Using the approach ofcritical linguistics, this article compares and contrasts personage description in Hong Kong and mainland Chinese entertainment news discourse. Setting the texts of the news reports against the different social contexts in which they were produced, the article establishes three contrastive parameters that characterize personage reporting across the two regions: contrast in narrative values and themes—realism versus

It’s like making a soup: Metaphors and similes in spoken news discourse Carol Lynn Moder Most theories in philosophy and psychology have characterized metaphor and simile as essentially similar, with some suggesting the underlying relation was one of comparison (Aristotle; Richards 1936; Miller [1979] 1993) and others proposing that both were statements about category inclusion (Glucksberg and Keysar 1993). Traditional comparison theories of metaphors and similes, ranging from Aristotle to Richards (1936), suggest that both are essentially comparison

270 Reframed News Discourse: The Manipulative Impact of Translation on News Making Liang Xia and Wei Wang Global news transmission relies both on language and on enormous transla- tion practices in mass media. News events happen in various places around the world. Relevant news coverage might be translated into other languages and distributed to ultimate users via diverse ways of newspaper, radio, maga- zine, television and the internet. During this process, not only do target texts (TTs) involve reworking or rewriting (Lefevere, 1992; van Doorslaer, 2010