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2.0 out of 5 stars Dreary, 9 April 2013
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This review is from: News Talk: Investigating the Language of Journalism (Paperback)
Colleen is clearly enthused about her love of Journalism, almost to the point of aggravation. She attributes certain phrases and ideologies to Journalism and Linguistics, when in fact anyone who has worked in ANY other field will recognise them as their own. The text reads as overly condescending and keen on extending basic theorem into theses. This makes her writing dry and difficult to force one's way through. The author also relies far too heavily on the 'power of three', driving me nuts because once she has identified it, all I can do as a reader is notice how she uses it far too often. The useful information I was required to cite was mainly derived from prior texts such as 'Authority in Language' (Milroy & Milroy 1999). It felt slightly pointless having to read a collection of citations.
All in all I preferred the other course text we had to read, this one annoyed me!
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News Talk: Investigating the Language of Journalism by Colleen Cotter (Paperback - 11 Feb. 2010)
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