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Language and the Media

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Edited by Helen Kelly Holmes


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What makes language in the media different from ‘everyday’ or ‘person-to-person’ domains is the presence - seen or unseen, human or technical – of some intermediary or facilitator, and it is the impact on language by this facilitation or mediation that is the focus of this new 4 volume collection, Language and the Media. Including seminal theoretical articles, case studies, and review articles, the collection will look at language as a means of managing the media audience, will explore language as a topic in the media, and will set out how language is used as a mode of media communication.

Table of Contents

Language and the Media: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Edited by Helen Kelly-Holmes

Volume 1: Language policy and management in the media:



General Introduction

Introduction to volume 1

  1. Mike Cormack, ‘The Media and Language Maintenance’, in Mike Cormack and Niamh Hourigan (eds), Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2007), pp. 52–68.
  2. Nancy C. Dorian, ‘Surviving the Broadcast Media in Small Language Communities’, Educational Media International 28, 3, 1991, 134-137.
  3. Tom Moring, ‘Functional Completeness in Minority Language Media’, in Mike Cormack and Niamh Hourigan (eds), Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2007), pp. 17–33.
  4. Folker Hanusch, ‘Dimensions of Indigenous Journalism Culture: Exploring Māori News-Making in Aotearoa New Zealand’, Journalism 15, 8, 2014, 951-967.
  5. Sari Pietikäinen and Helen Kelly‐Holmes, ‘Gifting, Service, and Performance: Three Eras in Minority‐Language Media Policy and Practice’, International Journal of Applied Linguistics 21, 1, 2011, 51-70.
  6. Jacqueline Urla, ‘Outlaw Language: Creating Alternative Public Spheres in Basque Free Radio’, Pragmatics 5, 2, 1995, 245-261.
  7. Sekibakiba P. Lekgoathi, ‘"You Are Listening to Radio Lebowa of the South African Broadcasting Corporation": Vernacular Radio, Bantustan Identity and Listenership, 1960–1994, Journal of Southern African Studies 35, 3, 2009, 575-594.
  8. Helen Kelly-Holmes, Máiréad Moriarty and Sari Pietikäinen, ‘Convergence and Divergence in Basque, Irish and Sámi Media Language Policing’, Language Policy 8, 3, 2009, 227-242.
  9. Wolfgang B. Sperlich, ‘Will Cyberforums Save Endangered Languages? A Niuean Case Study’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language 172, 2005, 51-77.
  10. Sue Wright, ‘Regional or Minority Languages on the WWW’, Journal of Language and Politics 5, 2, 2006, 189-216.
  11. Jaffer Sheyholislami, ‘Identity, Language, and New Media: The Kurdish Case’, Language Policy 9, 4, 2010, 289-312.
  12. David M. Nichols, Ian H. Witten, Te Taka Keegan, David Bainbridge and Michael Dewsnip, ‘Digital Libraries and Minority Languages’, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 11, 2, 2005, 139-155.
  13. Carolyn Y. Wei and Beth E. Kolko, ‘Resistance to Globalization: Language and Internet Diffusion Patterns in Uzbekistan’, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 11, 2, 2005, 205-220.
  14. Taberez A. Neyazi, ‘Cultural Imperialism or Vernacular Modernity? Hindi Newspapers in a Globalizing India’, Media, Culture & Society 32, 6, 2010, 907-924.
  15. Ying Zhu, ‘Transnational Circulation of Chinese Language Television Dramas’, Global Media and Communication 4, 1, 2008, 59-80.
  16. Min Zhou and Guoxuan Cai, ‘Chinese Language Media in the United States: Immigration and Assimilation in American Life’, Qualitative Sociology 25, 3, 2002, 419-441.
  17. Melissa A. Johnson, ‘How Ethnic Are US Ethnic Media: The Case of Latina Magazines’, Mass Communication & Society 3, 2-3, 2000, 229-248.
  18. Volume 2: Language as topic in the media



    Introduction to volume 2

  19. Sally Johnson and Astrid Ensslin, ‘Language in the Media: Theory and Practice’, in Sally Johnson and Astrid Ensslin (eds), Language in the Media (London and New York: Continuum, 2007), pp. 3-15.
  20. Teun A. Van Dijk, ‘Discourse Semantics and Ideology’, Discourse & Society 6, 2, 1995, 243-289.
  21. Eric Johnson, ‘WAR in the Media: Metaphors, Ideology, and the Formation of Language Policy’, Bilingual Research Journal 29, 3, 2005, 621-640.
  22. Adrian Blackledge, ‘The Discursive Construction of National Identity in Multilingual Britain’, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 1, 1, 2002, 67-87.
  23. Tommaso M. Milani, ‘What's in a Name? Language Ideology and Social Differentiation in a Swedish Print‐Mediated Debate’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 14, 1, 2010, 116–142.
  24. Jane H. Hill, ‘Crises of Meaning: Personalist Language Ideology in US Media Discourse’, in Sally Johnson and Astrid Ensslin (eds), Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies (London: Continuum, 2007), pp. 70-88.
  25. Joseph Sung-Yul Park, ‘Images of "Good English" in the Korean Conservative Press: Three Processes of Interdiscursivity’, Pragmatics and Society 1, 2, 2010, 189 –208.
  26. Jürgen Spitzmüller, ‘Staking the Claims of Identity: Purism, Linguistics and the Media in Post‐1990 Germany’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 11, 2, 2007, 261-285.
  27. Spiros A. Moschonas, ‘Relativism in Language Ideology: Greece's Latest Language Issue’, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 22, 2, 2004 173-206.
  28. Peter Teo, ‘Mandarinising Singapore: A Critical Analysis of Slogans in Singapore’s "Speak Mandarin" Campaign’, Critical Discourse Studies 2, 2, 2005, 121-142.
  29. Xuesong Gao, ‘The Ideological Framing of "Dialect": An Analysis of Mainland China's State Media Coverage of "Dialect Crisis"(2002–2012)’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, published online 14 August 2014, 1-15.
  30. Helen Kelly-Holmes and Tommaso M. Milani, ‘Thematising Multilingualism in the Media’, Journal of Language and Politics 10, 4, 2011, 467 –489.
  31. Adam Jaworski, Crispin Thurlow, Sarah Lawson and Virpi Ylänne-McEwen, ‘The Uses and Representations of Local Languages in Tourist Destinations: A View from British TV Holiday Programmes’, Language Awareness 12, 1, 2003, 5-29.
  32. Enric Castelló, Nichola Dobson and Hugh O'Donnell, ‘Telling It Like It Is? Social and Linguistic Realism in Scottish and Catalan Soaps’, Media Culture and Society 31, 3, 2009, 467-484.
  33. Richard K. Popp, ‘Mass Media and the Linguistic Marketplace: Media, Language, and Distinction’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 30, 1, 2006, 5-20.
  34. Jane Stuart-Smith, ‘The View from the Couch: Changing Perspectives on the Role of Television in Changing Language Ideologies and Use’, in Tore Kristianen and Nikolas Coupland (eds), Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe (Oslo: Novus Press, 2011), pp. 223–239.
  35. Sally Johnson, ‘Who's Misunderstanding Whom? Sociolinguistics, Public Debate and the Media’, Journal of Sociolinguistics. 5, 4, 2001, 591-610.
  36. Volume 3: Language practices in the media 1 – focus on discourse.



    Introduction to volume 3

  37. Allan Bell, ‘Language and the Media’, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 15, 1995, 23-41.
  38. Paola Catenaccio, et al, ‘Towards a Linguistics of News Production’, Journal of Pragmatics 43, 7, 2011, 1843-1852.
  39. Colleen Cotter, ‘Diversity Awareness and the Role of Language in Cultural Representations in News Stories’, Journal of Pragmatics 43, 7, 2011, 1890-1899.
  40. Veronika Koller, ‘"A Shotgun Wedding": Co-occurrence of War and Marriage Metaphors in Mergers and Acquisitions Discourse’, Metaphor and Symbol 17, 3, 2002, 179-203.
  41. Simon Lindgren, ‘Representing Otherness in Youth Crime Discourse: Youth Robberies and Racism in the Swedish Press 1998–2002’, Critical Discourse Studies 6, 1, 2009, 65-77.
  42. Ghayda Al Ali, ‘Hero or Terrorist? A Comparative Analysis of Arabic and Western Media Depictions of the Execution of Saddam’, Discourse & Communication 5, 4, 2011, 301-335.
  43. Laura M. Pardo and Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, ‘The Falklands/Malvinas 25 Years On: A Comparative Analysis of Constructions of Heroism on Argentinean and British Television’, Journal of Multicultural Discourses 5, 3, 2010, 253-270.
  44. Andrew Tolson, ‘Televised Chat and the Synthetic Personality’, in Paddy Scannell (ed.), Broadcast Talk (London and Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1991), pp. 178-200.
  45. Joanna Thornborrow, ‘Narrative, Opinion and Situated Argument in Talk Show Discourse’, Journal of Pragmatics 39, 2007, 1436–1453.
  46. Ian Hutchby, ‘Non-neutrality and Argument in the Hybrid Political Interview’, Discourse Studies 13, 3, 2011, 349-365.
  47. Milena Collot and Nancy Belmore, ‘Electronic Language: A New Variety of English’, in Susan Herring (ed.), Computer Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (John Benjamins, Philadelphia, 1996), pp. 13-28.
  48. Naomi S. Baron, ‘See You Online: Gender Issues in College Student Use of Instant Messaging’, Journal of Language and Social Psychology 23, 4, 2004, 397-423.
  49. Sali A. Tagliamonte and Derek Denis, ‘Linguistic Ruin? LOL! Instant Messaging and Teen Language’, American Speech 83, 1, 2008, 3-34.
  50. Astrid Ensslin, ‘Games and Language’, in The Language of Gaming (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2012), pp. 26-40.
  51. David Machin and Theo Van Leeuwen, ‘Global Schemas and Local Discourses in Cosmopolitan’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 7, 4, 2003, 493-512.
  52. Lilie Chouliaraki, ‘Towards an Analytics of Mediation’, Critical Discourse Studies 3, 2, 2006, 153-178.
  53. Volume 4: Language practices in the media 2 – focus on language (code-switching, creativity and stylization).



    Introduction to volume 4

  54. Allan Bell, ‘Language Style as Audience Design’, Language in Society 13, 2, 1984, 145-204.
  55. Barbara Johnstone, ‘Dialect Enregisterment in Performance’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 15, 5, 2011, 657-679.
  56. Nikolas Coupland, ‘The Mediated Performance of Vernaculars’, Journal of English Linguistics 37, 3, 2009, 284-300.
  57. Barbra A. Meek, ‘And the Injun Goes "How!": Representations of American Indian English in White Public Space’, Language in Society 35, 1, 2006, 93-128.
  58. Jannis Androutsopoulos, ‘Bilingualism in the Mass Media and on the Internet’, in Monica Heller (ed.), Bilingualism: A Social Approach (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 207–32.
  59. Harald Haarmann, ‘Verbal Strategies in Japanese Fashion Magazines: A Study in Impersonal Bilingualism and Ethnosymbolism’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language 58, 1986, 107–21.
  60. Rakesh M. Bhatt, ‘In Other Words: Language Mixing, Identity Representations, and Third Space’, Journal of Sociolinguistics 12, 2, 2008, 177–200.
  61. Tove Rosendal, ‘Linguistic Markets in Rwanda: Language Use in Advertisements and on Signs’, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 30, 1, 2009, 19-39.
  62. Rachelle Vessey, ‘Borrowed Words, Mock Language and Nationalism in Canada’, Language and Intercultural Communication 14, 2, 2014, 176-190.
  63. Lukas Bleichenbacher, ‘Linguicism in Hollywood Movies? Representations of and Audience Reactions to Multilingualism in Mainstream Movie Dialogues’, Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication 31, 2, 2012, 155-176.
  64. Ana Deumert and Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana, ‘Mobile Language Choices—The Use of English and isiXhosa in Text Messages (SMS): Evidence from a Bilingual South African Sample’, English World-Wide 29, 2, 2008, 117-147.
  65. Sirpa Leppänen, ‘Youth Language in Media Contexts: Insights into the Functions of English in Finland’, World Englishes 26, 2, 2007, 149-169.
  66. Carmen K. M. Lee and David Barton, ‘Constructing Glocal Identities Through Multilingual Writing Practices on®’, International Multilingual Research Journal 5, 1, 2011, 39-59.
  67. Jannis Androutsopoulos, ‘Language Change and Digital Media: A Review of Conceptions and Evidence’, in Tore Kristiansen and Nikolas Coupland (eds), Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe (Oslo: Novus, 2011), pp. 145-161.
  68. Brigetta Busch, ‘Changing Media Spaces: The Transformative Power of Heteroglossic Practices’, in Clare Mar-Molinero and Patrick Stevenson (eds), Language Ideologies, Policies and Practices: Language and the Future of Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 206-19.


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