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

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dc.contributor.author Bednarek, Monika en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:57:28Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002712 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bednarek Monika 2005, 'Construing the world: conceptual metaphors and event construals in news stories', Metaphorik de, vol. 9, pp. 1-27. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1618-2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10571
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Metaphorik de en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.metaphorik.de/09/bednarek.pdf en_US
dc.title Construing the world: conceptual metaphors and event construals in news stories en_US
dc.parent Metaphorik.de en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Bonn, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 27 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Linguistics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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