Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies

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This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential ...

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Overview

This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential reading for students and researchers of sociolinguistics or language and communication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826495488
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Publication date: 11/19/2007
  • Series: Advances In Sociolinguistics
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Sally Johnson is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at University of Leeds, UK.

Astrid Ensslin is a Lecturer in New Media at the University of Wales Bangor.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Language in the Media: Theory and Practice.
Sally Johnson (University of Leeds) and Astrid Ensslin (University of Wales, Bangor)
PART I Metaphors and Meanings Chapter 2 Metaphors for Speaking and Writing in the British Press.
John Heywood and Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
Chapter 3 Journalistic Constructions of Blair's 'Apology' for the Intelligence Leading to the Iraq War.
Lesley Jeffries (University of Huddersfield)
Chapter 4 Crises of Meaning: Personalist Language Ideology in US Media Discourse.
Jane Hill (University of Arizona)
PART II National Identities, Citizenship and Globalization Chapter 5 The Iconography of Orthography: Representing German Spelling Reform in the News Magazine, Der Spiegel.
Sally Johnson (University of Leeds)
Chapter 6 A Language Ideology in Print: the Case of Sweden.
Tommaso M. Milani (University of Stockholm)
Chapter 7 Global Challenges to Nationalist Ideologies: Language and Education in the Luxembourg Press.
Kristine Horner (University of Leeds)
PART III Contact and Codeswitching in Multilingual Mediascapes Chapter 8 Corsican on the Airwaves: Media Discourse in a Context of Minority Language Shift.
Alexandra Jaffe (California State University, Long Beach)
Chapter 9 'When Hector met Tom Cruise': Attitudes to Irish in a Radio Satire.
Helen Kelly-Holmes and David Atkinson (University of Limerick)
Chapter 10 Dealing with Linguistic Difference in Encounters with Others on British Television.
Simon Gieve and Julie Norton (University of Leicester)
PART IV Youth, Gender and Cyber-Identities Chapter 11 Fabricating Youth: New-media Discourse and the Technologization of Young People.
Crispin Thurlow (University of Washington)
Chapter 12 Dreaming of Genie: Gender Difference and Identity on the Web.
Deborah Cameron (Oxford University)
Chapter 13 Of Chords, Machines and Bumble-bees: The Metalinguistics of Hyperpoetry.
Astrid Ensslin (University of Wales, Bangor)
Commentary Chapter 14 Language in the Media: Authenticity and Othering.
Adam Jaworski (Cardiff University)

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