Controversy as News Discourse: 19 (Argumentation Library) by Peter A. Cramer

By Peter A. Cramer

This e-book provides a constitutive method of controversy according to a discourse research of stories texts, targeting the function of reporters as individuals who form public controversy for readers. Drawing info from the Reuters Corpus, the venture identifies formulation that newshounds use in reporting controversy and attracts conclusions approximately how those serve specialist and textual features and the way they form public controversy as a traditional, ancient, and pragmatic occasion. whereas the traditions of dialectic and rhetoric have all in favour of the prescriptive target of teaching contributors to unravel controversies in philosophical discussion or public debate settings, this orientation has tended to preempt questions on the place controversy is found and the way it truly is formed. This undertaking contributes to descriptive, ethnographic study approximately controversy, utilizing discourse research to deal with an issue in argumentation.

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