News Discourse in Early Modern Britain

Selected Papers of CHINED 2004

by Nicholas Brownlees (Volume editor)
©2006 Conference proceedings 310 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 30


This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED) that was held in Florence (Italy) on 2-3 September 2004. The aim of the Conference was to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the field of news discourse in early modern Britain. The first section of the volume focuses on news discourse in serial publications while the second part examines aspects of news language in non-serial works. Contributions include synchronic and diachronic analyses of reportage, polemic, propaganda, review journalism and advertisements in a wide range of texts including newsletters, pamphlets and newspapers. Each section is structured chronologically so that the reader can appreciate aspects of the general historical development of news discourse. The variety of topics and methodologies reflects some of the most interesting research being carried out in the field.


ISBN (Softcover)
Englisch Zeitungssprache Diskursanalyse Kongress Florenz (2004) Historical News Discourse Early Modern Science Early Newspaper Newspaper Advertisement Geschichte 1650-1800 Serial Publication
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 310 pp.

Biographical notes

Nicholas Brownlees (Volume editor)

The Editor: Nicholas Brownlees is an Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Florence (Faculty of Letters and Philosophy). He was the co-organiser of the Conference on Historical News Discourse held in Florence (2-3 September 2004).


Title: News Discourse in Early Modern Britain