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Metaphor in writing: A study on metaphor usage in the online sports sections of two British newspapers
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study seeks to investigate the use of metaphors in the sports section of two British newspapers; a broadsheet, The Telegraph, and a tabloid, The Mirror, and locate whether there are any differences between them in terms of metaphor usage. To accomplish this, a total number of twenty sports articles written by four different journalists – two from each newspaper – were analyzed for both conventional and novel metaphors. In order to properly locate and identify metaphors, a method known as MIP (Metaphor Identification Procedure) was used in coordination with the Macmillan Online Dictionary as well as the Oxford English Dictionary in order to deduce the conventionality of the investigated metaphors. The yielded results then showed that both newspapers were very similar in their use of both conventional and novel metaphors, with The Telegraph journalists being slightly more inclined to use novel metaphorical expressions than their colleagues from The Mirror.

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2011. , p. 29
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12612OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-12612DiVA, id: diva2:423749
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English
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Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
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2011-06-03, 13:33 (English)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-07-05 Created: 2011-06-16 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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