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The language of online sports commentary in a comparative perspective

Marcin Lewandowski
Published Online: 2012-10-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10122-012-0006-0


Marcin Lewandowski. The Language of Online Sports Commentary in a Comparative Perspective. Lingua Posnaniensis, vol. L IV (1)/2012. The Poznań Society for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences. PL ISSN 0079-4740, ISBN 978-83-7654-103-7, pp. 65-76.

This paper attempts to describe a relatively new media genre (or as the author prefers to see it, an electronic register), i.e., online sports commentary (OSC). The analysis concerns English-language online live soccer match reports, and is based on a methodological framework proposed by D. Biber and S. Conrad (2009), who in register studies emphasize the correlation between the situational characteristics and lexico-grammatical features of a particular language variety. The paper also aims to compare the register in question with other related varieties, i.e., written sports commentary (WSC) and sports announcer talk (SAT ) in order to corroborate the hypothesis that the register of online commentary is a hybrid of spoken and written language.

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Published Online: 2012-10-23

Published in Print: 2012-10-01

Citation Information: Lingua Posnaniensis, Volume 54, Issue 1, Pages 65–76, ISSN (Online) 2083-6090, ISSN (Print) 0079-4740, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10122-012-0006-0.

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