Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23516
Title: A fresh view of the structure of hard news stories
Author(s): Mahlberg, Michaela
O'Donnell, Matthew Brook
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2008
OPUS Source: The 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop
SWD key words: Linguistik
Korpus <Linguistik>
Free key words: newspaper story structure
textual functions
text-initial key words
corpus annotation
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Using a corpus of newspaper articles divided into two categories based on textual position: TISC (text-initial sentences) and NTISC (all other sentences), the collocates and local patterns of a text-initial key word, fresh, are analyzed. Patterns of fresh + CONTROVERSY NOUN (row, controversy, blow, embarrassment) are particularly distinctive in first sentences including the elements FACE/SPARK ABOUT TIME AFTER, e.g. faced fresh embarrassment over… yesterday when… Using corpus annotation the extent and variation of this pattern is revealed and related to discourse functions, drawing in particular on White';s (1997) characterisation of hard news articles and the notion of the NUCLEUS to describe text beginnings.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-17005
Date of registration: 5-Sep-2008
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 4.6 - Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes
Proceedings of the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop

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