Opis: According to Adams (1992) clipping is as a process by which a word of two or more syllables (usually a noun) is shortened without a change in its function taking place (Adams, 1992, 135). Clipped words are mostly formed in informal language but can be easily transferred into a formal language and thus become part of the official language.
The main purpose of graduation thesis is to analyze the difference of occurrences of fifty clipped words and their unclipped variants in the spoken, newspaper and academic genres as well as in all three genres overall in the time period 2010-2012. A corpus analysis was made for this purpose. The data was obtained from the Corpus of Contemporary American English.
The results showed that the majority of clipped words prevail over their unclipped variants in the spoken and newspaper genres. The majority of clipped words also dominate over their unclipped variants in all the three genres overall. Clipped words also appear in the academic genre but do not prevail over their unclipped variants.
The results are interpreted on the basic of the fact that clipped words easily transfer into Standard English, speakers prefer to use clipped forms rather than unclipped variants in order to gain simplicity and to show familiarity with the social groups they belong to while authors of newspaper articles tend to use eye-catching words in headlines. Ključne besede: clipped words, unclipped variants, COCA, spoken genre, newspaper genre, academic genreObjavljeno: 10.07.2013; Ogledov: 914; Prenosov: 50 Celotno besedilo (1,37 MB)
Opis: The article deals with nominalization as a linguistic form with a universal discourse function. It offers an explanation of the discourse function of nominalization as a topicalization mechanism. From this stems the assumption that the use of nominalization is associated with specific text types, which is supported by a comparative study of nominalizations carried out on a sample of English and Slovene newspaper articles from two different periods. The study tests some predictions with regard to the use and frequency of nominalizations in the sample, which are based on general assumptions about the function of nominalizations and some previous observations about nominalizing tendencies in English and Slovene. The results of this study show that both English and Slovene newspaper articles yield similar global patters in the distribution of nominalization in connection with the text type.Ključne besede: linguistics, English language, Slovene language, text linguistics, linguistic forms, nominalization, newspaper articlesObjavljeno: 10.05.2017; Ogledov: 613; Prenosov: 52 Celotno besedilo (586,99 KB)Gradivo ima več datotek! Več...
Opis: The aim of the present master’s thesis is to analyse the discourse of selected newspaper articles according to Michael Halliday’s theory of systemic functional grammar (1985) and James Martin and David Rose’s theory of cohesion (2003). The discourse analysis implemented in the thesis has 2 objectives. First, the study focuses on determining the type of processes, participants and circumstantials in every clause in the selected texts according to Halliday’s transitivity analysis. Second, the thesis investigates discourse relations in the texts by analysing conjunctions according to Martin and Rose’s theory of cohesion. The corpus used in the present master’s thesis consists of 4 different articles that were collected from the newspapers’ websites; 2 articles were published on the websites of broadsheet newspapers Washington Post and The Guardian and 2 were published in the tabloids Hello and US Weekly. All the articles have one common topic: the First Lady Melania Trump’s move to the White House. A comparison of the findings of the discourse analysis provides an insight into the patterns at the micro-linguistic level and into the intersentential connections in relation to the genre of the newspaper article.Ključne besede: discourse analysis, transitivity, conjunctions, Halliday, newspaper articles, tabloids, broadsheet newspapersObjavljeno: 15.10.2018; Ogledov: 189; Prenosov: 31 Celotno besedilo (932,41 KB)