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Professional and Non-Professional Written Travel Texts – Do They Have Common Features?: A Comparative Investigation on Travel Texts on Trysil, Norway
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate possible distinctions between professional and non-professional written travel texts all treating the same destination: the Norwegian ski resort Trysil. The study will investigate to what extent the different texts correlate with the genre of travel texts, as the travel texts are treated as personal narratives, and how they conform to a given structure for narratives and with guidelines for professional writers. Furthermore, the investigation aims to explore to what extent there are similarities and differences between the texts regarding the given structure. The texts will first be analysed and organized separately by macrorules and a news schema that are constructed specifically for these sorts of texts, in order to reveal their discourse structure, and then compared to each other. As the discourse structure of the different texts is revealed, it is seen that there are certain differences between the two different text types. Finally, seen that the text types differ in their structure, this study will show that despite the fact that journalists write stories, and that non-professional written stories are narratives, they do not share the same structure, and are constructed in different ways.

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Discourse Analysis, Genre Analysis, News texts, Travel texts, News schemata, Macrorules, Comparison
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21122OAI: diva2:905988
Available from: 2016-02-23 Created: 2016-02-23

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