ON VOCALITY IN JOURNALESE

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

The features of spoken language provide journalese with a number of facts that are transformed into marks of vocality. Thus, the journalistic text allows for the transcription of non-literary phonetic phenomena pertaining to fast pronunciation, familiar and informal variants of certain morphological elements. At the level of syntax, vocality is a result of parataxis and discourse fragmentation, avoiding discontinuity and the excess of discursive marks. All these, as well as several other elements that the present paper aims at evincing, maintain and favour a feature of the journalistic language: familiarity.