Construing the world: conceptual metaphors and event construals in news stories

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Show simple item record Bednarek, MA 2010-05-28T09:57:28Z 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation, 2005, 9 pp. 1 - 27
dc.identifier.issn 1618-2006
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is concerned with conceptual metaphors and event-construal in newspaper language. Event-construal is defined as 'the way in which a particular event in the realworld. is construed via textualisation'. The paper takes up the notion of metaphors as creative stylistic devices in news stories (analysing stories in The Sun, The Guardian and The New York Times) and shows how tapping into conceptual metaphors helps to establish eventconstruals. in texts. This, in turn, it is argued, has many functions, including the most central ones of evaluation and dramatisation. Analysing news stories about different newsworthy. events, the paper demonstrates how the choice of a particular event-construal crucially depends on the emotional potential of reported statements. It is proposed that (although there is a lot of interaction between verbal and non-verbal signs which co-establish such construals), conceptual metaphors are particularly important for strategically building up event-construals. These event-construals themselves, it is suggested, are important cognitive devices that help the reader to create coherence.
dc.publisher Metaphorik de
dc.title Construing the world: conceptual metaphors and event construals in news stories
dc.type Journal Article
dc.journal.volume 9
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Bonn, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 27 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2004 Linguistics
dc.personcode 104228
dc.percentage 100 en_US Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Education Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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