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News Discourse in Early Modern Britain
Nicholas Brownlees (ed.)
Bern: Peter Lang, 2006


Nicholas Brownlees: Introduction


Nicholas Brownlees: Polemic and propaganda in Civil War news discourse

Maurizio Gotti: Disseminating Early Modern science: Specialized news discourse in The Philosophical Transactions 

Ellen Valle: Reporting the doings of the curious: Authors and editors in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 

Udo Fries / Hans Martin Lehmann: The style of 18th-century English newspapers: Lexical diversity

Andreas H. Jucker: “but ’tis believed that …”: Speech and thought presentation in Early English newspapers 

Mirella Billi: Ladies’ fashion magazines: Social life and consumerism in eighteenth-century England 

Valerie Wainwright: “To Smite Friendly and Reprove”: The Seven Years War and the Critical Review 

Susan Kermas: From herbal to advert 

Laura Wright: Street addresses and directions in mid-eighteenth century London newspaper advertisements 


Silvia Pireddu: News language in Elizabethan prose dedications and prefaces 

Marina Dossena: Forms of argumentation and verbal aggression in the Darien pamphlets 

Anne M. McKim: Adapting news and making history: Daniel Defoe and the 1707 Union 

Alessandra Levorato: Wisdom, moderation and propaganda in the Act of Union Debate of 1801

Early Modern English News Discourse: Newspapers, Pamphlets and Scientific News Discourse
Andreas H. Jucker (ed.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009


Andreas H. Jucker: Newspapers, pamphlets and scientific news discourse in Early Modern Britain


Udo Fries:  Crime and punishment

Laura Wright: Reading late eighteenth-century Want Ads

Nicholas Brownlees:  “Alwayes in te Orbe of honest Mirth, and next to Truth”: Proto-infotainment in the Welch Mercury

Thomas Kohnen: Religious language in early English newspapers?

Claudia Claridge:  “As silly as an Irish Teague”: Comparisons in early English news discourse

Birte Bös: “Place yer bets” and “Let us hope”: Imperatives and their pragmatic functions in news reports


Elisabetta Cecconi: Comparing seventeenth-century news broadsides and occasional news pamphlets: Interrelatedness in news reporting

Alessandra Levorato:  “From you, my Lord, professions are but words – they are so much bait for fools to catch at”: Impoliteness strategies in the 1797–1800 Act of Union pamphlet debate


Irma Taavitsainen:  “Joyful News out of the Newfound World”: Medical and scientific news reports in Early Modern England

Lilo Moessner: News filtering processes in the Philosophical Transactions

Changing Genre Conventions in Historical English News Discourse
Birte Bös and Lucia Kornexl (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015


Birte Bös and Lucia Kornexl: Introduction


Nicholas Brownlees: “We have in some former bookes told you”: The Significance of metatext in 17th-century News

Birte Bös: Conceptualisations, Sources and agents of news: Key terms as signposts of changing journalistic practices


Claudia Claridge: News in space and time

Minna Palander-Collin: Changing genre conventions and socio-cultural change: Person-mention in 19th-century English advertisements

Sarah Borde: Late Modern English death notices: Transformations of a traditional lay audiences

Irma Taavitsainen: Medical news in England 1665–1800 in journals for professional and lay audiences


Elisabetta Cecconi: Comparing discourse construction in 17th-century news genres: A case study of murder reports

Alexander Haselow: Speech-like syntax in written texts: Changing syntactic conventions in news discourse

Isabel Ermida: Playing upon news genre conventions: The case of Mark Twain’s news satire

Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse
Minna Palander-Collin, Maura Ratia, Irma Taavitsainen (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017


Maura Ratia, Minna Palander-Collin and Irma Taavitsainen: English news discourse from newsbooks to new media


Birte Bös: Of hopes and plans: Newsmakers’ metadiscourse at the dawn of the newspaper age

Elisabetta Cecconi: Religious lexis and political ideology in English Civil War newsbooks: A corpus-based analysis of Mercurius Aulicus and Mercurius Britanicus

Nicholas Brownlees: Contemporary observations on the attention value and selling power of English print advertisements (1700–1760)

Howard Sklar and Irma Taavitsainen: A modest proposal in The Gentleman’s Magazine : A peculiar eighteenth-century advertisement

Ying Wang: Lexical bundles in news discourse 1784–1983


Martin Conboy: British popular newspaper traditions: From the nineteenth century to the first tabloid

Claudia Claridge: The Poor Man’s Guardian: The linguistic construction of social groups and their relations

Jorge Pedro Sousa, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas and Sandra Gonçalves Tuna: Diffusing political knowledge in illustrated magazines: A comparison between the Portuguese O Panorama and the British The Penny Magazine in 1837–1844

Jan Chovanec: From adverts to letters to the editor: External voicing in early sports match announcements

Minna Nevala: The public identity of Jack the Ripper in late nineteenth-century British newspapers


Maija Stenvall: Narrative vs. “objective” style: Notes on the style of news (agency) reports on violence in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century

John M. Ryan: Astride two worlds: Emergence of Italian-American identity in the Massachusetts immigrant press

Isabel Ermida: Newspaper funnies at the dawn of modernity: Multimodal humour in early American comic strips


Shaping Realities in News Reporting: From Early Modern English to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Nicholas Brownlees, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas, Sandra Gonçalves Tuna, Jorge Pedro Sousa (eds) Lisboa: Editora Media XXI, 2018


Preface: Nicholas Brownlees, Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas, Sandra Gonçalves Tuna, Jorge Pedro Sousa

Udo Fries: The North China Herald: News reports between Shanghai and London (1850–1900). 

Nicholas Brownlees: From The London Gazette to the Gazette De Londres: An analysis of the French edition of the seventeenth-century English newspaper 

Elisabetta Cecconi: Shaping reality in English Civil War adversarial news discourse: A corpus-based lexical study of royalist and parliamentarian newsbooks and broadsides. 

Carmen Espejo, Francisco Baena, Carlota Fernández Travieso: Emerging journalistic discourse in Spain: A proposal for Xml-Tei encoding of Early Modern gazettes. 

Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas: Journalism in the works of P.G. Wodehouse and Dorothy L. Sayers: Newspaper-men, sleuths and con-artists 

Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas and Sandra Gonçalves Tuna: A study in multimodality: Captions, text and images in the Portuguese popular newspaper António Maria and in the British Punch

Jorge Pedro Sousa and Helena Lima: Illustrated press and British propaganda in Portugal and Brazil: O Espelho 

Maija Stenvall: Unnamed sources as rhetorical constructs in news agency reports: A diachronic view

The Role of Context in the Production and Reception of Historical News Discourse
Nicholas Brownlees (ed.) Bern: Peter Lang, 2021


Nicholas Brownlees: Introduction


Elisabetta Cecconi: Propaganda discourse in context: Pro and anti-Strafford pamphlets on the eve of the English Civil War 

Carla Suhr: False news in the English press in the 1680s 

Irma Taavitsainen: Scientific book reviews in the seventeenth century: Early stages of the genre 

Hye-Joon Yoon: News as history: The context of Edmund Burke’s historical articles in The Annual Register (1758–1764) and their rhetoric of contextualisation 

Claudia Claridge: Murder in the press: Representations of Old Bailey murder trials in newspapers 

Turo Vartiainen, Turo Hiltunen and Minna Palander-Collin: Linguistic contexts of social change: tracing the decline of the master-servant institution in three corpora 

Birte Bös: Contextualising British suffrage newspapers 


Javier Díaz-Noci: From Italy to Spain: Style and narration in the first semi-periodical newspaper in Spanish 

Roberta Facchinetti: Socio-political context and the press in early 20th century China: A case study

Maija Stenvall: “Fears are entertained”: Constructing ‘Fear’ in news agency reports in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century 

Sandra Tuna, Elsa Simões and Jorge Pedro Sousa: ‘Never let truth get in the way of a good story’: The journalistic style of Reinaldo Ferreira (Reporter X) and William Randolph Hearst 


Matylda Włodarczyk: “Whoever will discover where he lurks”: Presenting addressees and advertisers in runaway slave classifieds 

Viola Wiegand: Surveillance contexts in 19th-century British mental healthcare: A study of adverts in The Times 

Davide Mazzi: “If you want Ireland to prosper…”: A discourse-analytic study of Irishness in Irish newspaper advertising of the 1930s 

Elsa Simões: Advertising and newspapers in context: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Murder Must Advertise (1933)