ERIC Number: EJ387289
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Semantics of Winning and Losing.
Smith, Michael K.; Montgomery, Michael B.
Language in Society, v18 n1 p31-57 Mar 1989
Analysis of headlines reporting the outcomes of professional and college football games revealed language use patterns involving transitive and intransitive verbs, phrase structure, alliteration and puns, and action verbs. It is suggested that continued use of a verb for winning or losing may lead to a change in its meaning. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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