9781847061805

The Language of Newspapers Socio-Historical Perspectives

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    9781847061805

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    184706180X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-22
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Charts the connections between the language of journalism in England and its social impact on audiences from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introduction: The social nature of newspaper languagep. 1
Society writes backp. 13
Putting on a style: The contours of a public spherep. 33
Radical rhetoric: Challenging patterns of controlp. 55
Shaping the social marketp. 78
A message from America: A commercial vernacularp. 95
Tabloid talk: Twentieth-century templatep. 113
Technology and newspaper language: The reshaping of public communicationp. 136
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 165
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