Language and Media: a resource book for students / Edition 1

Language and Media: a resource book for students / Edition 1

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Language and Media: a resource book for students / Edition 1

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional'structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.

Language and Media:

  • is a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with media
  • investigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles; and broader social themes and consequences that arise from media language
  • uses a wide variety of real texts from the media that include: newspapers covering events such as the Asian tsunami, speeches, blogs, emails, advertizements and interview transcripts from television talk shows including Oprah
  • provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Allan Bell and Theo van Leeuwen
  • is accompanied by a supporting website.

Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415475747
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/13/2009
Series: Routledge English Language Introductions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents cross-referenced x

List of figures xiii

List of tables xiv

List of transcriptions xv

Acknowledgements xvi

A Introduction: key concepts in language and media 1

1 Media as language use 2

2 Register and style 7

3 Mediated communication 13

4 Media discourse genres 20

5 Media rhetorics 26

6 Media storytelling 34

7 Words and images 40

8 Boundaries of media discourse 43

9 The future of media language 48

B Development: studies in media language 55

1 Speech, writing and media 56

2 Different styles of media language 60

3 Mediated participation 68

4 Schema and genre theory 77

5 Persuasion and power 84

6 Telling stories 97

7 Anchoring visual meanings 102

8 Coarseness and incivility in broadcast talk 109

9 Looking into the future 117

C Exploration: analysing media language 123

1 Messages and media 124

2 The case of the blog 130

3 Listening to pop lyrics 136

4 Comparing kinds of studio talk 143

5 Purposes of persuasion 148

6 Media fiction and fact 159

7 Soundtrack and multimodal discourse 163

8 Media language and acceptability 170

9 Media change in the future 180

D Extension: language and media readings 187

1 The meanings of 'media1' 189

2 Varieties of media language 194

3 Media and modernity 197

4 Broadcast talk 200

5 News and advertising angles 206

6 Narrative strategies 217

7 Windows on the world 222

8 Media trouble 230

9 Media language and social change 233

Key dates in the history of media 238

Further reading 249

References 252

Index 261

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