20.10.2017

"Fifty Shades of Opinion: Culturally Induced Style Differences in the Opinion Discourse of British, Italian and German Quality Papers"

Mag. Melanie Kerschner received her doctorate in July 2017 at the Department of English and American Studies in the field of linguistics. Her book "Fifty Shades of Opinion: Culturally Induced Style Differences in the Opinion Discourse of British, Italian and German Quality Papers" has been published by Wiener Praesens Verlag and is now availab

This book explores the expression of opinion and the personalisation of news events in editorials of British, German and Italian quality papers. Therefore, 45 editorials from six national quality papers (i.e. the British "The Guardian" and "The Independent", the German "Frankfurter Rundschau" and Die Welt, and the Italian "Corriere della Sera" and "La Stampa") are empirically analysed for objectively measurable style differences in the linguistic realisation of editorials dealing with the Snowden leaks, the ensuing NSA scandal and the more general debate of global surveillance.

At the heart of this culture-contrastive research lies a framework that aims at systematising and classifying possible differences in editorial discourse with respect to how directly opinions are expressed, to what extent news actors, news sources and the news event are being evaluated by the text producer, and on how personally the recipient is being addressed. Thereby all of the four roles of discourse participation involved in editorial discourse, i.e. the text producer(s), the news actors, the news sources and the recipient(s) are considered within this framework.

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Mag. Dr. Melanie Anna Kerschner

Fachbereich Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg

https://sbg.academia.edu/MelanieAnnaKerschner

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