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Novel or Conventional?: A Comparison of Metaphorically Used Words in Football Headlines in Two British Newspapers
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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This study aims to examine metaphorically used words in the football headlines of two British newspapers, The Guardian and The Mirror. The research questions are: What proportion of the total number of words are metaphorically used in football headlines in The Guardian and The Mirror? What differences are there in frequencies of conventional and novel metaphors in the headlines? What differences are there in frequency of conventional and novel metaphors between The Guardian and The Mirror? The material consists of a total of forty headlines, twenty from each of the two newspapers, collected from the football section of their respective website. To locate and identify metaphors, the method Metaphor identification procedure (MIP) was used. To determine the conventionality of the identified metaphors the Oxford English Dictionary. The results showed that neither newspaper used novel metaphors in the selected data, and that The Guardian headlines tended to contain conventional metaphors to a greater extent compared to The Mirror.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-30478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-30478DiVA, id: diva2:1331925
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27

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