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This contribution examines metatextual comment in 17th-century periodicalnews publications. Periodical news publication was a new genre and thoseinvolved in its production had to determine the language they should use inthe writing up of such news. In the article I analyze the terminology 17thcenturynews writers themselves adopt in relation to their own publications andthe news they are presenting. The analysis focuses both on the frequency andcontent of editorial metadiscourse between 1620 (the start of periodical news)and 1695 (the lapse of the Licensing Act). The diachronic analysis of frame andendophoric metatextual markers provides insight into editorial aspirations,anxieties, commercial concerns and general attitudes to news discourse.


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