New Media Language
Jean Aitchison, Diana M. Lewis
Psychology Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
New Media Language brings leading media figures and scholars together to debate the shifting relations between today's media and contemporary language.
From newspapers and television to email, the Internet and text messaging, there are ever increasing media conduits for news. This book investigates how developments in world media have affected, and been affected by, language. Exploring a wide range of topics, from the globalization of communication to the vocabulary of terrorism and the language used in the wake of September 11, New Media Language looks at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes. From Malcolm Gluck on wine writing, to Naomi Baron on email, the authors provide authoritative and engaging insights into the ways in which language is changing, and in turn, changes us.
With a foreword by Simon Jenkins, New Media Language is essential reading for anyone with an interest in today's complex and expanding media.
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Modern media discourse
Poles apart globalization and the development of news discourse across the twentieth century
Modern media myths
The new incivility threat or promise?
Parochializing the global language and the British tabloid press
Modes of the media
Wine language useful idiom or idiotspeak?
Rhetoric bluster and online gaffes the tough life of a spindoctor
Politics is marriage and show business a view from recent Taiwanese political discourse
Emotional DIY and proper parenting in Kilroy
Language and American good taste Martha Stewart as massmedia role model
The effect of the media on language
Noun phrases in media texts a quantificational approach
Compressed nounphrase structures in newspaper discourse the competing demands of popularization vs economy
Reportage literature and willed credulity
Speaking to Middle England Radio Four and its listeners
Literacy and the new media
Why email looks like speech proofreading pedagogy and public face
Online news a new genre?
Representations and models
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