The Papers collected in this volume are alike in dealing with media discourse, but differ in that they represent widely differing approaches. However, in spite of their seeming differences, they all share the quality of being concerned with news discourse and striving to find new ways of analysing news discourse. On the face of it, they also differ in that while the majority of them are concerned exclusively with linguistic discourse analysis, some with the analysis of both linguistic and non-linguistic signs, and one exclusively with non-linguistic signification, these differences are bridged by their common quest for finding new ways of reading news discourse.
Inger Lassen is Professor, Ph.D. at the Department of Language and Culture, Aalborg University, Denmark. Research Disciplines: Research disciplines: Applied Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics, genre analysis, public opinion research. Jeanne Strunck is MA: major in French and minor in Danish. Ph.D,. in French Linguistics and Business Communication, at the Department of Language and Culture, Aalborg University, Denmark. Torben Vestergaard is Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Culture, Aalborg University, Denmark.