New Media Language / Edition 1

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Investigating how changes to the world's media have affected, and been affected by, language this book explores a wide range of topics looking at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes on the world - and our world-view.
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'Refreshingly, none of the contributors descends to the banal claim that "9/11 changed everything".'Times Higher Education Supplement

'This collection of essays ... sheds light on the way language develops in all societies and times. I recommend this collection to anyone interested in the subtle links between the global economy and the intimacies of personal expression.'Times Higher Education Supplement

'The strength and value of this volume lie in the diversity of its individual articles, written by an interesting mix of scholars and media professionals.' – Linguist List

'A comprehensive guide to media discourse ... The overview of media language that this text provides makes it useful to linguists as well as journalists and public relations professionals.' – Language

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415283038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/25/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
I Modern media discourse
1 Poles apart: globalisation and the development of news discourse across the 20th century
2 Modern media myths
3 Globalizing 'communication'
4 The new incivility: threat or promise?
5 Parochialising the Global: language in the British Tabloid Press
II Modes of the media
6 Reporting, reportage and literature John Carey
7 Speaking to Middle England: Radio Four and its listeners
8 Literacy and the new media: vita brevis, lingua brevis
9 Why email looks like speech: proofreading, pedagogy, and public face
10 Online news: a new genre?
III Representation and models
11 Writing wine columns
12 Rhetoric, bluster and online gaffes: The tough life of a White House spindoctor
13 Politics is Marriage and Show Business: A View From Recent Taiwanese Political Discourse
14 'Emotional DIY' and Proper Parenting in Kilroy
15 Language and American 'good taste': Martha Stewart as mass media role model
IV The effect of the media on language
16 Noun phrases in media texts: a quantificational approach
17 Economy vs. explicitness: the evolution of increasingly dense nominal styles in newspaper language
18 Newspapers and neologisms
19 Reliable authority. Tabloids, film, e-mail, and speech as sources for dictionaries
20 From Armageddon to War: the vocabulary of terrorism
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