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Our purebred ethnic compatriots: Subversive irony in newspaper journalism

El Refaie, Elisabeth 2005. Our purebred ethnic compatriots: Subversive irony in newspaper journalism. Journal of Pragmatics 37 (6) , pp. 781-797. 10.1016/j.pragma.2004.10.017

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Abstract

Using examples from Austrian newspaper reports, this article argues that irony can be used as an effective strategy to challenge dominant discourses. In newspaper journalism, irony tends to be clearly signaled, in order to avoid misinterpretation. The more unexpected an ironical perspective is with regard to the genre and/or the political affiliations of a newspaper or journalist, the more obvious this signaling tends to be. Irony is explored in both verbal and visual forms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irony, Newspaper journalism, Austria
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0378-2166
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3633

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