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Language and Technology

1st Edition

By Angela Goddard, Beverly Geesin


118 pages

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Paperback: 9780415604161
pub: 2011-05-06
Hardback: 9781138135789
pub: 2016-02-08

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The INTERTEXT series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis (third edition, 2007) is the foundation text which is complemented by a range of ‘satellite’ titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

This accessible textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on language and technology. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study.

Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Technology:

  • explores the history of new communication tools such as texting; Facebook and online forums
  • examines the public discourses about these new tools
  • incorporates real texts such as adverts, newspaper articles and chat room data
  • includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.


‘This publication provides a clear introduction to the field of language and technology and examines the way in which language is used and affected by the new technologies that are springing up around us. It will be particularly relevant to students studying A-level English language, as well as for students at all levels who are new to the field of sociolinguistics.’

Ruth Payne-Woolridge, University of Leeds, UK

Language and Technology is an important introduction to the language practices of social media and Web 2.0. Providing a useful range of practical exercises and fascinating examples, it encourages independent thinking and enquiry. It is a lucid and entertaining read that simultaneously revels in the new language practices it analyses and subjects them to thought-provoking critical scrutiny.’

Shaun O' Toole, Itchen College, UK

Table of Contents

1. In The Beginning: Language and Technology 2. Communication Repertoires and Multimodality 3. E-Language: Txting; Email; Discussion Forums 4. E-language: Real-Time Writing; Social Networking Sites 5. Is There Anybody There?: Language and Identity 6. ‘Just Click Here’: The Language of Prosumerism 7. Shock! Horror! The Representation of New Technologies Commentaries References Index of terms Further Reading

About the Authors

Angela Goddard is Professor of English Language and Head of Subject for Languages and Linguistics at York St John University, UK, and Chair of English Language A Level for a national examination board.

Beverly Geesin is Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for Communication and Culture at York St John University, UK.

About the Series


The series consists of a foundation text, Working With Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills provided by the core text.
Benefits of using this series:
* Unique - written by a team of respected teachers and practitioners whose ideas and activities have also been trialled independently
* Multi-disciplinary - provides a foundation for the analysis of texts, supporting students who want to achieve a detailed focus on language
* Accessible - no previous knowledge of language analysis is assumed
* Comprehensive - wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation
* Student-friendly - contains suggestions for further reading; activities relating to texts studied; commentaries after activities; key terms highlighted and an index of terms
This accessible series, written by an outstanding team of authors, experienced in language teaching, curriculum development, examining and writing, provides ideas and activities arising from experience and practice. Each title has multi-disciplinary appeal but will be particularly useful to A-Level students and teachers and to undergraduates of English Language, Linguistics or English Literature. They will also be of interest to teachers and students of EFL and ESL language courses.
Foundation coursebook:
Working With Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis, Ronald Carter, Angela Goddard, Maggie Bowring, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger
Satellite titles:
The Language of Advertising Angela Goddard, The Language of Fiction Keith Sanger, The Language of Humour Alison Ross, The Language of Newspapers Danuta Reah, The Language of Poetry John McRae, The Language of Sport Adrian Beard.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General