A Comparative Analysis of Tenses in Newspapers Headlines and Reports

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A Comparative Analysis of Tenses in Newspapers Headlines and Reports Introduction. The aim of this course paper is to compare tenses used in newspapers headlines and reports on the analytical basis, and to find out for what particular reasons the usage of tenses in headlines and newspaper articles differ. First, I am going to focus on the characteristics of different functional styles found in the English language. In the light of oratorical, colloquial, poetic, official and other styles, we can better understand the functions and peculiarities of newspaper style itself. Then, I am going to present newspaper style in greater detail than other styles as it is linked directly with the theme of the work and perception of newspaper style…show more content…
Its main function is to inform and instruct the reader. In terms of vocabulary, it is marked by the usage of certain scientific terms, which depend on the area of science. 2. Newspaper style. According to I.R. Galperin and V. L. Nayer, Newspaper style was the last functional style to be recognized. Its rudiments dates back to the 17th century. Early English newspapers were basically vehicles of information, similarly as today`s Englih newspapers comprising foreign and domestic news, advertisements, announcements and articles containing comments. However, only by the 19th century the syle of English newspaper developed into a separate functional style, i.e. a system of interrelated lexical, phraseological and grammatical means, having the purpose of informing and instructing or even influencing the reader. (Galperin: ) The language of newspapers includes a system of interrelated lexical, phraseological and grammatical means serving the purpose of informing, instructing and entertaining the reader. Because of this diversity of purposes, newspapers also contain evaluative material, comments and views especially in editorials and feature articles. The modern newspaper includes material of an extremely diverse character, thus not all the printed matter found in newspapers come under newspaper style. On the pages of a newspaper one can find news and comments,
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