Changing genre conventions in historical English news discourse /

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Corporate Author: CHINED (Conference) Rostock, Germany)
Other Authors: Bös, Birte, 1974- (Editor), Kornexl, Lucia (Editor)
Format: Conference Proceeding eBook
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
Series:Advances in historical sociolinguistics ; 5.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface ; Introduction ; References; Part I. The formation of public news discourse and metadiscursive terminology; "We have in some former bookes told you": The significance of metatext in 17th-century English news; 1. Introduction; 2. Definitions; 3. Data and method; 3.1 Electronic corpora and archives; 3.2 Methodology; 4. Analysis; 4.1 Beginnings of periodical news (1620-1641); 4.2 From the Civil War to the London Gazette (1642-1665)
  • 4.3 From the London Gazette to the lapse of the Licensing Act (1665-1695)5. Concluding comments; Corpus of analysis; References; Corpora, archives and tools; Secondary sources; Conceptualisations, sources and agents of news: Key terms as signposts of changing journalistic practices; 1. Introduction: Aim, data and methods; 2. Concepts of news; 2.1 Basic conceptualisation of news: News, advice, information, intelligence, tidings, account, and report; 2.2 Reflections of news values in adjectival premodification; 2.3 Evaluative conceptualisations of news: Discourse and rumour.
  • 3. News gathering and transmission3.1 Written messages communicating news: Letter, mail, despatch/dispatch, express, and bulletin; 4. Agents of news processing: Correspondent, reporter, journalist, editor, and Reuter; 5. Conclusion; References; Corpora and tools; Secondary sources; Part II. Changing modes of reference and shifts in audience orientation; News in space and time; 1. Introduction; 2. Representing time and space in newspapers; 3. News writing: Inputs, models and transformations; 4. Findings; 4.1 Time; 4.2 Places; 5. Conclusions; References; Corpora and tools; Primary sources.
  • Secondary sourcesChanging genre conventions and sociocultural change: Person-mention in 19th-century English advertis; 1. Advertisements as a promotional genre; 2. Person-mention in advertisements; 2.1 Previous research; 2.2 Advertiser-reference and audience-mention: Basic forms and functions; 3. Advertisements in their sociocultural context; 3.1 Psychobiography; 3.2 Situated activity; 3.3 Social setting; 3.4 Contextual resources; 4. Advertisements from The Times and The Morning Post; 5. Frequency of person-mention.
  • 6. Grammatical and interpersonal functions of advertiser- and audience-mention7. Conclusion; References; Corpora and archives; Secondary sources; Late Modern English death notices: Transformations of a traditional text type; 1. Introduction; 2. Death notices: An introduction to the text type; 3. The Corpus of English Death Notices (CEDN): Compilation and composition; 4. Medium-specific constraints: Death notices in the wider discourse context; 4.1 Position in the newspaper; 4.2 Layout and typography; 4.3 Principles of order; 4.4 Text length.