International News Reporting

International News Reporting

Metapragmatic Metaphors and the U-2

eBook - 1985
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With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of the printed media as a channel for international communication, he investigates the use of metapragmatic metaphors (in particular metaphorical verbs of speaking) in the reporting by The New York Times on the U-2 incident in May 1960. The framing of the incident as a communicative event is evaluated along the dimensions of factual truth, interpretational accuracy, and understanding.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1985.
ISBN: 9789027279590
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 109 pages) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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