Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-12-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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

Author Biography

Alan Durant is Professor of Communication at Middlesex University Business School, London, UK. Marina Lambrou is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication at Kingston University, London, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents cross-referencedp. x
List of figuresp. xiii
List of tablesp. xiv
List of transcriptionsp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introduction: key concepts in language and mediap. 1
Media as language usep. 2
Register and stylep. 7
Mediated communicationp. 13
Media discourse genresp. 20
Media rhetoricsp. 26
Media storytellingp. 34
Words and imagesp. 40
Boundaries of media discoursep. 43
The future of media languagep. 48
Development: studies in media languagep. 55
Speech, writing and mediap. 56
Different styles of media languagep. 60
Mediated participationp. 68
Schema and genre theoryp. 77
Persuasion and powerp. 84
Telling storiesp. 97
Anchoring visual meaningsp. 102
Coarseness and incivility in broadcast talkp. 109
Looking into the futurep. 117
Exploration: analysing media languagep. 123
Messages and mediap. 124
The case of the blogp. 130
Listening to pop lyricsp. 136
Comparing kinds of studio talkp. 143
Purposes of persuasionp. 148
Media fiction and factp. 159
Soundtrack and multimodal discoursep. 163
Media language and acceptabilityp. 170
Media change in the futurep. 180
Extension: language and media readingsp. 187
The meanings of 'media1'p. 189
Varieties of media languagep. 194
Media and modernityp. 197
Broadcast talkp. 200
News and advertising anglesp. 206
Narrative strategiesp. 217
Windows on the worldp. 222
Media troublep. 230
Media language and social changep. 233
Key dates in the history of mediap. 238
Further readingp. 249
Referencesp. 252
Indexp. 261
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