Local Man Loses Pants, Life. Extra text

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1 Introduction 1
1.1 Aim and scope 1
1.2 Syntactic aspects 2
2 Background 2
2.1 Coordination and markedness 3
2.2 The newspaper headline 6
3 Material and method 9
3.1 Online newspapers 9
3.2 The countries 10
3.3 The newspapers 11
3.4 Australia 12
3.5 The corpus 13
3.6 Not included in the corpus 15
4 Results and discussion 16
4.1 By country 16
4.2 By phrase type 21
4.3 “Tabloid” vs. “serious” 25
5 Summary and conclusions 26
6 References 28
Appendix 1: The corpus
Appendix 2: Email from Washington Post

6 References

Baugh, Albert C. and Thomas Cable. 2002. A History of the English Language. 5th ed. Routledge: Abingdon.
Chalker, Sylvia and Edmund Weiner. 1994. Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Greenbaum, Sidney and Randolph Quirk. 1990. A Student’s Grammar of the English Language. Pearson: Harlow.
Harrigan, Jane T. and Karen Brown Dunlap. 2004. The Editorial Eye. 2nd ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s: Boston.
Imicciulla, Linnea M. 2011. Factors Predicting the Use of Passive Voice in Newspaper Headlines. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Boston University.
Mårdh, Ingrid. 1980. Headlinese: On the Grammar of English Front Pages. Lund: CWK Gleerup/LiberLäromedel.

Websites referenced in the thesis (links functioning when checked on June 1, 2012):
Websites of newspapers included in the corpus:
Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/
New York Post http://www.nypost.com
USA Today http://www.usatoday.com
Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk
The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk
The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au
The Age http://www.theage.com.au
Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/
Calgary Sun http://www.calgarysun.com/