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The linguistic methods of creating extraordinariness employed by the opinion-forming weeklies. The rhetorical study

Patrycja Pelc

Abstract

The doctoral thesis is dedicated to a linguistic outlook on extraordinariness, a phenomenon noticed by media scholars and defined as a principle of mass communications referring to the media’s tendency (evinced especially by the non-quality media) to exploit the fascinating issues which question the order of things and heighten curiosity. The aim of the doctoral thesis is to propose the definition of extraordinariness, determine its linguistic manifestations in a text, as well as to order the thematic motives pertinent to it and its functions within a text. The study reveals extraordinariness as a rhetorical category, by analogy with an esthetic category, represented by a group of persuasive mechanisms for creating enlarged/diminished spaces, projecting antinomian configurations of ordinariness and extraordinariness, increasing the level of emotionalizing. The research material is journalistic texts published in the three most widely-read opinion-forming weeklies in Poland, “Newsweek”, “Wprost”, and “Polityka” from 2001-2011.
Record ID
UAMef2cad8980a84731a04b492086220e87
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Patrycja Pelc Patrycja Pelc,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Językowe sposoby kreowania nadzwyczajności w prasie opiniotwórczej. Studium retoryczne
Title in English
The linguistic methods of creating extraordinariness employed by the opinion-forming weeklies. The rhetorical study
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
linguistics / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.4 linguistics
Status
Finished
Defense Date
29-12-2014
Title date
29-12-2014
Supervisor
Tadeusz Zgółka Tadeusz Zgółka,, Wydział Neofilologii [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNoJiL/WN)School of Languages and Literatures (SNoJiL)
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/12455 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
rhetoric,hyperbole, emotive function, persuasive strategies, sociopolitical journalism
Abstract in English
The doctoral thesis is dedicated to a linguistic outlook on extraordinariness, a phenomenon noticed by media scholars and defined as a principle of mass communications referring to the media’s tendency (evinced especially by the non-quality media) to exploit the fascinating issues which question the order of things and heighten curiosity. The aim of the doctoral thesis is to propose the definition of extraordinariness, determine its linguistic manifestations in a text, as well as to order the thematic motives pertinent to it and its functions within a text. The study reveals extraordinariness as a rhetorical category, by analogy with an esthetic category, represented by a group of persuasive mechanisms for creating enlarged/diminished spaces, projecting antinomian configurations of ordinariness and extraordinariness, increasing the level of emotionalizing. The research material is journalistic texts published in the three most widely-read opinion-forming weeklies in Poland, “Newsweek”, “Wprost”, and “Polityka” from 2001-2011.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAMef2cad8980a84731a04b492086220e87/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAMef2cad8980a84731a04b492086220e87

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