A Comparative Analysis of Tenses in Newspapers Headlines and Reports

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A Comparative Analysis of Tenses in Newspapers Headlines and Reports

Introduction. The aim of this course paper is to compare tenses used in newspapers headlines and reports on the analytical basis, and to find out for what particular reasons the usage of tenses in headlines and newspaper articles differ. First, I am going to focus on the characteristics of different functional styles found in the English language. In the light of oratorical, colloquial, poetic, official and other styles, we can better understand the functions and peculiarities of newspaper style itself. Then, I am going to present newspaper style in greater detail than other styles as it is linked directly with the theme of the work and perception of newspaper style
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Publicistic style is the style of public speeches and written works devoted to a broad audience. Its distinctive features depend on the sphere of ideas communicated to the audience: social or political events, public problems of cultural or moral character.
It is also important if it is a speech or a written work, however generally publicistic style aims at influencing on public opinion and convincing the reader or the listener to accept the point of view expressed. Thus, publicistic style combines logical argumentation and emotional appeal. (http://eng.1september.ru/articlef.php?ID=200700609)

1.5. Official documents are written in a formal, matter-of-fact style. The style of official documents, is not homogeneous and is represented by the following sub-styles:

1. the language of business documents,
2. the language of legal documents,
3. the language of diplomacy,
4. the language of military documents.

The primarly aim of this the style of official documents is to defy or state the conditions of communication of the to parties. The vocabulary, syntax and stylistic means used highly depends on the sub-style of official documents. However official style is intellectual- communicative and voluntary but never emotive.(http://eng.1september.ru/articlef.php?ID=200700309)

1.6. Scientific style can be defined as

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