J. I. Marín Arrese (ed.)

 

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CONCEPTUALIZATION OF EVENTS IN NEWSPAPER DISCOURSE:

 

MYSTIFICATION OF AGENCY AND DEGREE OF IMPLICATION IN NEWS REPORTS

 

 

 

J. I. Marín Arrese (ed.)

Conceptualization of events in newspaper discourse:

mystification of agency and degree of implication in news reports.

 

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2002

ISBN 84-699-97246

Proyectos Complutense 2000, PR52/00-8888.

 

“The purpose of the study was twofold: (1) the identification of qualitative and quantitative differences in the use of impersonalization strategies between the two languages, i.e. whether the same type of strategies are used in the two languages and the extent to which they are used and (2) the correlation between the use of strategies and the degree of implication of the country, and consequently of the news producer, in the event reported. We thus established a gradient, from those news reports depicting a situation where neither Britain nor Spain is alluded to or implicated, to a situation where each country is both mentioned and implicated in the event. The texts were selected from the National and International sections of The Guardian and The Times in English, and from El País, ABC and La Vanguardia in Spanish over the period from January 2000 to April 2002. The corpus consists of a total of 94 texts in English (62,782 words), and 93 texts in Spanish (63,594 words).” (from the editor’s introduction)

 

The book, in pdf format, is published on line in the “Research Reports” section of the “UCM Papers and Studies in Linguistics”,by the Department of English Language and Linguistics of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

http://www.ucm.es/info/fing1/psl/Research/research.html

 

 

Contents

 

Introduction

Juana I. Marín Arrese

 

1. Hiding the Agent in English and Spanish Newspaper Articles: The Periphrastic Passive

Mª Luisa Blanco Gómez

 

2. Mystification of Agency in Passive, Impersonal and Spontaneous Situation Types

Juana I. Marín Arrese

 

3. Nominalization as Impersonalization Strategy: Some Corpus Notes for the Study of Agency Mystification

Soledad Pérez de Ayala Becerril

 

4. Impersonalization and Reference in English and Spanish: Evidence from Newspaper Discourse

Elena Martínez Caro

 

5. Metaphor and Metonymy in the Representation of Agency

JoAnne Neff van Aertselaer

 

 © Circle of Linguistics Applied to Communication/ Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 16, November 2003. ISSN 1576-4737.

http://www.ucm.es/info/circulo/no16/marin.htm

 

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