Violence in newspaper’s language

  • Alessia Zocca Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Universität Basel


This study investigates the relationship between violence and language. It is based on the linguistic analysis of one page of the Italian national daily La Stampa. The issue took under consideration was published after a violent episode during the so-called Anni di Piombo [‘Years of Lead’] in Italy: the bombing at the Bologna railway Station occurred on August 2, 1980. The analysis of the language is organized on three different levels: lexis, morphology and syntax.

Keywords: Violence; newspaper; Bologna Massacre