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.
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
‘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