Keywords in the press : the New Labour years /

Building on Raymond Williams' iconic "Keywords" released in 1975, Jeffries and Walker show how some pivotal words significantly increased in use and evolved in meaning during the years of the `New Labour' project. Focussing on print news media, this book establishes a set of soci...

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Author / Creator:Jeffries, Lesley, 1956- author.
Imprint:London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
©2018
Description:xiii, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Corpus and discourse. Research in corpus and discourse
Corpus and discourse. Research in corpus and discourse.
Subject:Labour Party (Great Britain)
Labour Party (Great Britain)
Vocabulary -- Research.
Journalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sociolinguistics -- Great Britain.
Corpora (Linguistics)
Corpora (Linguistics)
Journalism.
Sociolinguistics.
Great Britain.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11375131
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Other authors / contributors:Walker, Brian (Linguist), author.
ISBN:9781441162229
1441162224
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Building on Raymond Williams' iconic "Keywords" released in 1975, Jeffries and Walker show how some pivotal words significantly increased in use and evolved in meaning during the years of the `New Labour' project. Focussing on print news media, this book establishes a set of socio-political keywords for the `Blair Years', and demonstrates how their evolving meanings are indicative of the ideological landscape in Britain at that time, and the extent to which the cultural hegemony of the New Labour project influenced the language of the commentariat. Combining corpus linguistic approaches with critical stylistics the authors conduct an analysis of two newspaper corpora using computational tools. Looking closely at textually-constructed meanings within the data, their investigation of the keywords has a qualitative focus, and sets out a clear methodology for combining corpus approaches with systematic co-textual analysis.
Other form:Online version: Jeffries, Lesley, 1956- Keywords in the press. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017 9781350046252