1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media

Edited By Colleen Cotter, Daniel Perrin Copyright 2018
    588 Pages
    by Routledge

    588 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research in media linguistics. This handbook analyzes both language theory and practice, demonstrating the vital role of this research in understanding language use in society. With over thirty chapters contributed by leading academics from around the world, this handbook:

    • addresses issues of language use, form, structure, ideology, practice, and culture in the context of both traditional and new communication media;

    • investigates mediated language use in public spheres, organizations, and personal communication, including newspaper journalism, broadcasting, and social media;

    • examines the interplay of language and media from both linguistic and media perspectives, discussing auditory and visual media and graphic modes, as well as language and gender, multilingualism, and language change;

    • analyzes the advantages and shortcomings of current approaches within media linguistics research and outlines avenues for future research.

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media is a must-have survey of this key field, and is essential reading for those interested in media linguistics.

    Introduction - Colleen Cotter and Daniel Perrin

    Part A Research frameworks and methods: Summarising the field(s)
    1 Media Linguistic Approaches - Daniel Perrin
    2 Sociolinguistic Approaches - Jane Stuart-Smith
    3 Cognitive Approaches - Anna Pleshakova
    4 Critical Approaches - Michal Kryzyzanowski and David Machin
    5 Ethnographic Approaches - Colleen Cotter and Diana ben-Aaron
    6 Corpus Approaches - Sylvia Jaworska

    Part B Media contexts and domains: Locating relevance
    7 Media Discourse, Technological Change and Broadcast Talk - Martin Montgomery
    8 Politics and Framing - Elisabeth Wehling
    9 Media Markets and Political Economy - Mark Allen Peterson
    10 Journalism and Public Discourse - Martin Conboy and Scott Eldridge
    11 Organizations and Corporate Communication - Geert Jacobs
    12 Social Media and Community Building - Aleksandra Gnach

    Part C Media and modes: Mapping out variation in language use
    13 Auditory Media - Jürg Häusermann
    14 Visual Media - Helen Caple
    15 Surveillant Media - Rodney Jones
    16 Linguistic Modes - Diana ben-Aaron
    17 Graphic Modes - Wibke Weber and Martin Engebretsen
    18 Combining Modes - Agnieszka Lyons
    19 Future Modes - Astrid Ensslin

    Part D Language in focus: Highlighting sociocultural complexity
    20 Language Policy and the Media - Rachelle Vessey
    21 Media, Language, and Gender - Tommaso Milani
    22 Media and Minority Languages - Elisabeth Le and Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed
    23 Multilingualism and Media - Daniel Perrin, Maureen Ehrensperger-Dow and Marta Zampa
    24 Media and Translation - Krisztina Károly
    25 Media and Language Change - Jannis Androutsopoulos
    26 Media and Quoting - Lauri Haapanen and Daniel Perrin

    Part E Operationalizing media practice: Identifying outcomes and impact
    27 Interacting to Mediatize - Steven Clayman and Laura Loeb
    28 Routinizing Communication - Martin Luginbühl
    29 Schematisizing Information - Jürgen Spitzmüller
    30 Transforming Knowledge - Gitte Gravengaard
    31 Participating with Media - Jan Chovanec
    32 Tracing and Tracking Impact - Cornelius Puschmann and Antonio Compagnone



    Colleen Cotter is Reader in Media Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London, UK.

    Daniel Perrin is Professor of Media Linguistics at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.


    "Cotter and Perrin have assembled a stellar cast of established and emerging sociolinguists, discourse analysts and communication scholars to deliver a cutting-edge, critical and comprehensive reference book for the study of print, broadcast and online media."
    Adam Jaworski, The University of Hong Kong

    "Bringing together an impressive and convincing selection of leading names and emerging scholars, and covering a range of contexts, media and technological domains, and methodological approaches, this collection represents an essential ‘state of the art’ for all those interested in the field of media linguistics."
    Helen Kelly-Holmes, University of Limerick, Ireland