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A Structural Analysis of Newspaper Articles
A Structural Analysis of Newspaper Articles

Author(s): Madalina Cerban
Subject(s): Media studies, Sociolinguistics
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: text organization; text interaction; triad

Summary/Abstract: This article analyses the structure of newspaper articles as text organization, taking into account the three elements of structure which represent the minimal unit of interaction in written texts. The term ‘exchange’ is used as referring to its structure that is made up of three parts: initiation, response and follow-up. The second part of the article focuses on text analysis, explaining that the triad consists of three turns or elements, namely, Lead, Follow, and Valuate, serving distinctive functions of initiation, follow-up, and evaluation. The last part of the article refers to triad combinations that form the text itself.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 235-240
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English