International News Reporting: Metapragmatic Metaphors and the U-2 (Pragmatics & Beyond VI:5)

International News Reporting: Metapragmatic Metaphors and the U-2 (Pragmatics & Beyond VI:5)

By: Jef Verschueren (author)Paperback

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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.

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Contents

1. Preface; 2. 1. The Free Press as Inevitable Target; 3. 1.0. Introduction; 4. 1.1. The event; 5. 1.2. The reporting; 6. 1.3. The uptake; 7. 1.4. Two predictions and a moral; 8. 2. Linguists and the Media: Elements of a Circus Trial; 9. 2.0. Introduction; 10. 2.1. Jalbert, Shaba, Time, and Newsweek; 11. 2.2. Like-minded judges; 12. 2.3. Relevant questions; 13. 3. A Case Study: The Topic; 14. 3.0. Introduction: The U-2 incident; 15. 3.1. Metapragmatic terms; 16. 3.2. Metapragmatic metaphors; 17. 3.3. The topic; 18. 4. A Case Study: Data and Comments; 19. 4.0. Introduction; 20. 4.1. May 6th; 21. 4.2. May 7th; 22. 4.3. May 8th; 23. 4.4. May 9th; 24. 4.5. May 10th to May 12th; 25. 4.6. May 13th to May 16th; 26. 4.7. May 17th; 27. 4.8. May 18th to May 20th; 28. 5. A Functional Analysis; 29. 5.0. Introduction; 30. 5.1. News reporting and truth; 31. 5.2. News reporting and interpretation; 32. 5.3. News reporting and understanding; 33. 5.4. Misunderstanding: Whose responsibility?; 34. Footnotes; 35. References; 36. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1985
  • ISBN13: 9789027225474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 117
  • ID: 9789027225474
  • weight: 190
  • ISBN10: 9027225478

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