Literary Linguistics and the media

Literary Linguistics is an invaluable tool for analyzing the media, enabling us to uncover the often hidden bias and persuasive techniques that work to alter the readers’ perceptions. Even if a writer consciously intends to be objective, they will still have a perspective on a story that cannot help but influence their choice of linguistic devices. As we are living in a world of apparently “fake news”, the ability to judge and evaluate journalism for ourselves is becoming increasingly important. This page will give you a literary linguistic toolkit to critically examine the journalism you encounter every day.

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