Difference between revisions of "Headline"

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Many, if not most, headlines are written in a [[register]] that tends to emphasise [[content word]]s while de-emphasising [[grammar word]]s.
 
Many, if not most, headlines are written in a [[register]] that tends to emphasise [[content word]]s while de-emphasising [[grammar word]]s.
  
. They may also incorporate [[slang]] and puns which further hamper students in getting the [[gist]] of the news - until they've actually read the article, that is.
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They may also incorporate [[slang]] and puns which further hamper students in getting the [[gist]] of the news - until they've actually read the article, that is.
  
 
The situation is further complicated by the fact that a large amount of cultural information is frequently necessary to understand the "meaning" of the headline.
 
The situation is further complicated by the fact that a large amount of cultural information is frequently necessary to understand the "meaning" of the headline.

Revision as of 00:11, 26 February 2020

A headline (/hedlaɪn/) is the large type summary of a newspaper article.[1]

Headlinese

Many, if not most, headlines are written in a register that tends to emphasise content words while de-emphasising grammar words.

They may also incorporate slang and puns which further hamper students in getting the gist of the news - until they've actually read the article, that is.

The situation is further complicated by the fact that a large amount of cultural information is frequently necessary to understand the "meaning" of the headline.

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