Different newspapers have different styles, use of language, formats - and this can be seen when comparing the same news stories:
On immigration and Brexit:
Brexit news: Theresa May WILL BE ‘pushed into a corner’ on immigration negotiations | UK | News | Express.co.uk
Theresa May needs to be honest with the public about post-Brexit immigration | The Independent
Declan Donnelly to host Saturday Night Takeaway alone, ITV confirms | Television & radio | The Guardian
Saturday Night Takeaway: Ant McPartlin's absence addressed by Dec Donnelly | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk
Declan Donnelly receives standing ovation after presenting Saturday Night Takeaway alone | The Independent
Political posturing must not kill GKN deal - Telegraph
Investors trying to takeover British Spitfire engineering firm branded ‘corporate vultures’ by MPs - The Sun
GKN will be stripped and sold for parts by ghouls who have no interest in making things | Will Hutton | Opinion | The Guardian
Business Secretary is accused of paving the way for vultures to buy British defence giant GKN | Daily Mail Online
Writing genres (commonly known, more narrowly, as literary genres) are determined by narrative technique, tone, content, and sometimes length. The most general genres are epic, tragedy, comedy and creative non-fiction. They are generally (not always) defined by the cultural movement of the historical period of time in which they were composed.
List of writing genres - Wikipedia
12 Different Styles of Writing and How to Write Them Well
Being a good all-round writer means mastering a host of different skills.
12 Different Styles of Writing and How to Write Them Well - Oxford Royale Academy
Styles of Writing
Styles Of Writing | SkillsYouNeed
Joyce brings this skill to bear in Ulysses, where we are exposed to an enormous number of different styles within the covers of one book. In "Aeolus," we find Joyce pulling newspaper headlines from the speech-stream. In "Cyclops," we get 33 parodies of different styles of writing, each picking up on things the characters are speaking or thinking about in the scene. In "Nausicaa," Joyce satirizes sentimental literature for young girls, and in "Circe," he writes a surrealist play using the dreamscapes of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus. In "Ithaca," he employs the form of a catechism as he describes Stephen and Bloom having cocoa in Bloom's kitchen. But perhaps nothing is quite as impressive as "Oxen of the Sun," in which Joyce literally re-enacts the development of the English language from early translations of Latin verse to contemporary Dublin slang by moving fluidly from one style to another.
Ulysses Writing Style
Pastiche - Intertextuality
BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Write Stuff, Series 14, PG Wodehouse
Written and oral styles of English
Language and Style
From formal style to informal style - how are they different ?
In any language, different styles of expression are appropriate in different situations. We can go from the formal to the informal, the written to the spoken, from technical language (or jargon) to slang.
Principles of English style:Note: these are principles: they are by no means to be considered as "rules".
- a) The more formal a document is, the more it will use inanimate nouns as subjects of a sentence.
- b) The more formal language is, the more it is likely to use passive structures.
- c) The more formal language is, the more verbal nouns it will use.
- d) The more formal a d ocument is, the more words of Latin origin it will use.
- a) The more informal or spontaneous language is, the more it will use humans as the subjects of sentences.
- b) The more informal a text is, the less it will use passive structures,
- c) The moreinformal a text is, the more it will use verb structures (where a choice is possible) instead of verbal nouns.
- b) The more informal or spoken a text is, the more words of Germanic origin it will use.
Twelve Days Correspondence... John Julius Norwich
What is Register in Linguistics?
REGISTER: APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE:
Register – choosing appropriate language for the context
Not only do we have to learn the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation etc.. we also need to make sure that we use it appropriately and in the right context.
No peace for the wicked – goes the saying, a constant vigilance in language learning is also required to make sure that we become expert and versatile English users. Selecting the right language for the right situation is important to demonstrate our expertise and to keep us out of hot water!
Consider the following sentences:
- Would you like a cup of coffee?
- Joe – coffee?
- Can I get you a coffee?
Formal, informal and neutral. I’m sure that you can imagine the people to whom each of these should be addressed (boss, friend and someone you don’t know very well).
Register – choosing appropriate language for the context | Rliberni's Blog - Radical language
PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News
Peter Trudgill | Topic | The New European
Rail fares: we've gone from passengers to customers to mugs - Telegraph
If I were king for a day, my trains would take passengers, not customers | Richard J Evans | Opinion | The Guardian
It's all about the right language in the right place:
Jay Doubleyou: got a room
And what is (in-)appropriate:
Jay Doubleyou: teaching taboo vocab in the esl classroom
Finally, a little more literature:
Jay Doubleyou: the language of money... the language of religion... the language of love...
Jay Doubleyou: archaic language part four