Controversy as News Discourse - Cramer, Peter A.
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Drawing on data from the Reuters Corpus, this book presents a constitutive approach to controversy based on a discourse analysis of news texts. The book focuses on the role of journalists as participants who shape public controversy for readers.
This book presents a constitutive approach to controversy based on a discourse analysis of news texts, focusing on the role of journalists as participants who shape public controversy for readers. Drawing data from the Reuters Corpus, the project identifies formulas that journalists use in reporting controversy and draws conclusions about how these…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Drawing on data from the Reuters Corpus, this book presents a constitutive approach to controversy based on a discourse analysis of news texts. The book focuses on the role of journalists as participants who shape public controversy for readers.
This book presents a constitutive approach to controversy based on a discourse analysis of news texts, focusing on the role of journalists as participants who shape public controversy for readers. Drawing data from the Reuters Corpus, the project identifies formulas that journalists use in reporting controversy and draws conclusions about how these serve professional and textual functions and how they shape public controversy as a natural, historical, and pragmatic event. While the traditions of dialectic and rhetoric have focused on the prescriptive aim of training participants to resolve controversies in philosophical dialogue or public debate settings, this orientation has tended to preempt questions about where controversy is located and how it is shaped. This project contributes to descriptive, ethnographic research about controversy, using discourse analysis to address a problem in argumentation.
  • Produktdetails
  • Argumentation Library
  • Verlag: Springer Netherlands
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 80012800
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 246mm x 163mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 462g
  • ISBN-13: 9789400712874
  • ISBN-10: 9400712871
  • Artikelnr.: 32821195
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction: Where is Controversy?.- 2. Controversies and Texts.- 3. Genres of Controversy: The Philosophical Dialogue and the News Article.- 4. Controversy as an Event Category.- 5. Reporting Controversy in Constructed Dialogue.- 6. Locations of Controversy.- Bibliography.- Index.