Negative Intensification in Mass Media Discourse

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, YOUTH AND
SPORTS OF UKRAINE
IVAN FRANKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LVIV
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

NEGATIVE INTENSIFICATION IN MASS MEDIA DISCOURSE

COURSE PAPER PRESENTED BY __________________ Anastasia Hayevska a fourth year student of the English department

SUPERVISED BY _________________ O. V. Tatarovska a lecturer of the English department

Lviv 2012
Theme: NEGATIVE INTENSIFICATION IN MASS MEDIA DISCOURSE

CONTENTS
Introduction……………………………………………………………………..3 Chapter 1. Negation in English…………………………………………………6 Chapter 2. The Notion of Intensification. Negative Intensification……………12 2.1. A typological perspective

2.2. Types
2.3. A typology of intensifiers
Chapter 3. Negative Intensification in media discourse………………………..23 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………...29 Summery………………………………………………………………………..30 References………………………………………………………………………31

Introduction
At the beginning of the XXI century the existence of the process of medialization in the living space of society is quite a natural fact. According to this theory, medialization is a global and intensive process of influence of media on public consciousness, leading to "internal colonization", "fragmentation" of mental conceptions of people. The conclusions of scientists that the role of media in the modern world is extremely large and the ability of the media discourse to influence the outlook of the recipients is quite powerful are very important. The language of press, which reflects the complex social processes, materialize not only personal but also public consciousness, primarily affects the development of public opinion, helps in the formation of a certain type of “social person”. Periodicals, promoting political, scientific and other thoughts in Britain, raise the aesthetic tastes through the publication of works of art, consolidate the idea of diversity of English literary language and facilitate the development of language and cultural environment. The language of media reflects the main trends of development of English.

Recently, researchers draw attention to different levels of linguistic units in the media, particularly their use and functioning in newspaper language. The subject of interest is mostly units of lexical and phraseological levels. However, little attention is paid to headlines, though it is the main element that detects specific journalistic (newspaper) identity, in particular the need to give maximum information using minimum language material, tends to save the language units but with the maximum of semantic content, the combination of informational content, brevity of emotional and expressive...
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