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Language and Media

A Resource Book for Students, 2nd Edition

By Rodney Jones, Sylvia Jaworska, Erhan Aslan

Routledge

344 pages

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Description

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.

This revised second edition of Language and Media:

  • provides an accessible introduction and comprehensive overview of the major approaches and methodological tools used in in the study of language and media; 
  • focuses on a broad range of media and media content from more traditional print and broadcast media formats to more recent digital media formats; 
  • incorporates practical examples using real data including newspaper articles, press releases, television shows, advertisements (print, broadcast and digital), blogs, social media content, internet memes, culture jamming, and protest signs.  
  • includes key readings from leading scholars in the field, such as Jan Blommaert, Sonia Livingstone, David Machin, Martin Montgomery, Ruth Page, Ron Scollon, and Theo van Leeuwen; 
  • offers a wide range of activities, questions and points for further discussion; 

The book emphasises the increasingly creative ways ordinary people are engaging in media production. It also addresses a number of urgent current concerns around media and media production/reception including fake news, clickbait, virality and surveillance.

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

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Contents cross-referenced

List of figures and tables

 

A Introduction: Key topics in the study of language and media

1 Language and mediation

2 Media, modes and materialities

3 Media, genre and style

4 Media storytelling

5 Media and discourse processes

6 Audiences, interaction and participation

7 Media and the attention economy

8 Truth, lies and propaganda

9 Media, censorship and resistance

B Development: Approaches to language and media

1 Language, mediation and sites of engagement

2 Making meaning with modes and materialities

3 Analyzing genres and styles in media

4 Telling and retelling stories

5 Production formats and discourse representation

6 Participation frameworks

7 Virality and memetics

8 Persuasive discourse and media rhetoric

9 Censorship and semiotic democracy

C Exploration: Analyzing language and media

1 Media uses and users

2 Analyzing intersemiotic relations

3 Analyzing news stories and media interviews

4 Analyzing narratives in the media

5 Analyzing media production

6 Analyzing participation in media

7 Analyzing spreadable media

8 Detecting biased, fallacious and fake news

9 Offensive language and tactics of resistance  

D Extension: Readings in language and media

1 Media, mediation and mediated discourse (Ruth Finnegan; Sonia Livingstone; Ron Scollon)

2 Global modes and future modes (David Machin and Theo van Leeuwen; Astrid Esslin)

3 Media talk and media genres (Martin Montgomery, Paola Catenaccio)

4 Media storytelling and the shaping of reality (Michael Toolan; Ruth Page)

5 Media production (Colleen Cotter; Eva Gredel)

6 Participation frameworks and surveillant media (Anne O’Keeffe; Rodney H. Jones)

7 Spreadability: From news language to internet memes (Monika Bednarek and Helen Caple; Piia Varis and Jan Blommaert)

8 Political rhetoric and fake news (Martin Montgomery; Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou)

9 Resistance and citizen journalism (Paolo Peverini; Rodney H. Jones and Neville C.H. Li)

 

Glossarial index

References

Index

About the Authors

Rodney H. Jones is Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading

 

Sylvia Jaworska is Associate Professor of Language and Professional Communication, University of Reading

 

Erhan Aslan is Lecturer of Applied Linguistics, University of Reading

About the Series

Routledge English Language Introductions

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of English 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-way' 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.
Each book in the series has a companion website with extra resources for teachers, lecturers and students.
Visit the series website at: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/reli/ for more information and to explore.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General