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Cohesive devices in movie reviews of Croatian daily newspapers Slobodna Dalmacija and Jutarnji list


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Kekez, Lidija. (2016). Cohesive devices in movie reviews of Croatian daily newspapers Slobodna Dalmacija and Jutarnji list. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature. [mentor Petrović, Bernardina].

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The paper deals with movie reviews which, as many other unexplored text types, have not been in the focus of text- linguistics analysis up to now. Each of these texts belong to one of five text types: assertive, expressive, declarative, directive or commissive. Movie reviews belong to the assertive type, which is the most widespread group of texts used today in the Croatian language. The assertive type is divided into four subcategories according to its main function: to inform, to explain, to orient, to register or to amuse the reader.According to text linguistics, movie reviews belong to journalistic or news writing style since they are published in daily newspapers and give topics on current cultural issues. The starting point for the analysis were sixty movie reviews published in daily newspapers “Slobodna Dalmacija” and “Jutarnji list”. The analysis focuses on cohesive devices (repetition, parallelism, lexical synonyms, substitution, ellipsis, the use of tenses and transitional words), figures of speechand on examples of intertextuality found in reviews.According to the criteria of textuality, the results show that cohesive devices and intertextuality are the constitutive elements in writing movie reviews. Having analysed the corpus, the reviews in “Slobodna Dalmacija” and “Jutarnji list” were compared, and then specific characteristics of both reviews were presented in a separate chapter.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: text linguistics, assertives, journalistic style, cohesion, intertextuality.
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Petrović, Bernardina
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 08:36
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 08:36

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