The Linguistics of Newswriting

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The Linguistics of Newswriting focuses on text production in journalistic media as both a socially relevant field of language use and as a strategic field of applied linguistics. The book discusses and paves the way for scientific projects in the emerg­ing field of linguistics of newswriting. From empirical micro and theoretical macro perspectives, strategies and practices of research development and knowledge transformation are discussed. Thus, the book is addressed to researchers, teachers and coaches interested in the linguistics of professional writing in general and news­writing in particular. Together with the training materials provided on the internet www.news-writing.net, the book will also be useful to anyone who wants to become a more “discerning consumer" (Perry, 2005) or a more reflective producer of language in the media.

[AILA Applied Linguistics Series, 11]  2013.  xiii, 302 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
v–vi
Preface
vii
The parts of the book
xiii
A. Challenge
A1. Situating newswriting as a socially relevant application field
2–15
A2. Applying linguistics in a socially relevant professional setting
16–31
A3. Adding value through knowledge transformation
32–40
A4. Summary and conclusion
41
B. Procedure
B1. Overcoming disciplinary boundaries
44–48
B2. Contextualizing newswriting as the object of study
49–55
B3. Triangulating newswriting research methods
56–67
B4. Summary and conclusion
68
C. Solution
C1. Investigating language environments in newswriting
70–95
C2. Investigating language functions in newswriting
96–119
C3. Investigating language structures in newswriting
120–147
C4. Summary and conclusion
149–152
D. Consequence
D1. Reflecting journalists’ perspectives on newswriting
154–173
D2. Learning from experienced writers
174–191
D3. Sharing knowledge with experts in the newsrooms
192–209
D4. Raising awareness across stakeholders’ realities
210–226
D5. Understanding emergence in complex dynamic settings
227–249
D6. Summary and conclusion
250–252
E. Dissemination
E1. Processing ecological data from and for humans and computers
254–260
E2. Layering corpora of media text production
261–271
E3. Stimulating transformation discourse
272–280
E4. Summary and conclusion
281
List of key terms
282
List of excerpts
283–285
List of figures
286–287
List of boxes
288
List of references
289–302
“Perrin's work is ground-breaking, addressing attested gaps in the field of language and news media, notably in terms of production and process, which are difficult to investigate with existing linguistic tools. Perrin leads with a fresh perspective, well-conceived and tested methods, and thoughtful case studies -- opening up the field again. The Linguistics of Newswriting has a broad reach and at the same time nails down the details. A virtuoso accomplishment.”
“The depth and breadth of the research seems unprecedented in my reading of the literature on literate activity in any domain.”
“For the past two decades or so, Daniel Perrin has been one of the leading figures in a small but increasingly influential network or researchers who call for the systematic language oriented study of news production processes: no analysis of media discourse, it is argued can be complete without a thorough consideration of the contextual dynamics in which it has emerged. Perrin’s Linguistics of Newswriting is now the first book-length introduction to this field. It is both deeply theoretical and overwhelmingly empirical. The book’s scope is ambitious, from the “ins” of gaining access to the “outs” of feeding back to the practitioners interested in how the news or any other form of professional discourse is made. (On a personal note, Perrin’s book is so elegantly written, sharply focused and innovatively structured that he has single-handedly reconciled me with the monograph genre.) [...] The Linguistics of Newswriting should be considered a groundbreaking project, one that will inspire future research efforts in the field of newswriting, and beyond.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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