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Preformulating the news : an analysis of the metapragmatics of press releases

Author: Geert Jacobs
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 1999
Series: Pragmatics & beyond, 60
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the peculiar audience-directedness of press releases as a type of indirectly targeted, projected discourse. The author argues that it can be traced in the various metapragmatic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geert Jacobs
ISBN: 902725074X 9789027250742
OCLC Number: 464524299
Description: xviii, 426 s.
Contents: 1. Preface, pix; 2. A Pragmatic Perspective on Press Releases; 3. Projected Discourse; 4. Self-Reference in Press Releases; 5. Self-Quotation in Press Releases; 6. The Functions of self-Quotation in Press Releases; 7. Explicit semi-Performatives in Press Releases; 8. A Case Study of the Valdez Corpus; 9. Conclusions and Perspective; 10. Appendix, p315; 11. Notes, p359; 12. References, p388; 13. Author Index, p418; 14. Subject Index, p424
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond, 60
Responsibility: Geert Jacobs
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