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English Language & Linguistics
These headlines were broadcast on a browser on 16th July 2007
There is nothing special about this day, but comment linguistically on the language used to compress the story into a maximum of 33 characters.
abbreviations, acronyms, informal vocabulary choice, hyphenation, punctuation
and word order etc.
Visit a newspaper
website such as The
Times, The Independent,
The Telegraph or The
Guardian and rewrite the main headlines using a maximum of 33 charcters.
What problems did you find? Which techniques did you find useful?
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