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La stéréotypie dans le langage du football
Sterotypes in Football Language

Author(s): Cristiana-Nicola Teodorescu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: stereotype; football language; sports commentary

Summary/Abstract: We propose an analysis of linguistic stereotypes in football language, as it appears in sports commentaries of the written press. Starting from a corpus including 50 sports commentaries of the First French League, the 2014-2015 season, published in the newspaper L'Equipe, we shall analyse the various types of linguistic stereotypes, to reach the conclusion that stereotypical expressions do not overload language, but, on the contrary, they are a means of reinforcing expressiveness and of creating a specific way of expression that only enhances the cohesion of the discursive community

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 122-133
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French