Argumentation Library

Controversy as News Discourse

Authors: Cramer, Peter A.

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  • Methodology demonstrates for readers the value of discourse analysis
  • Object of study helps readers understand the role of news in public controversy
  • Approach reveals for readers controversy as a product of speaking and writing
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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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversy as News Discourse
Authors
Series Title
Argumentation Library
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1288-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1288-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1287-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3655-9
Series ISSN
1566-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 204
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