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The Language of Sport : Intertext - Adrian Beard

The Language of Sport

Intertext

Paperback Published: 26th February 1998
ISBN: 9780415169110
Number Of Pages: 117

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The Language of Sport:
* looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting'
* explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity
* examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a way to sell other products
* includes BBC, ITV and radio transcripts of such sporting events as Euro '96

Acknowledgments
This sporting lifep. 1
It's not cricketp. 2
Fields of dreamsp. 5
Advertising and sportp. 7
Sporting figuresp. 17
Anyone for tennis?p. 18
Running commentariesp. 25
Leading ladiesp. 27
The state of the gamep. 33
The sporting battlefieldp. 34
Olympic idealsp. 38
Sporting legendsp. 39
Sporting codesp. 47
The level playing fieldp. 53
Sportstalk Ip. 57
Spot the balls upp. 61
What does it feel like?p. 64
Sportstalk IIp. 69
Television commentary 1p. 70
Television commentary 2p. 71
Radio commentaryp. 76
Sportswriting Ip. 83
Framework for looking at textsp. 86
The comic herop. 86
How to playp. 91
The fans' viewp. 93
Telling it like it isp. 97
Sportswriting IIp. 99
Writing documentaryp. 107
Index of termsp. 111
Further readingp. 115
Referencesp. 117
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415169110
ISBN-10: 0415169119
Series: Intertext
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 117
Published: 26th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 0.69
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1