Language and Media : A Resource Book for Students, Paperback

Language and Media : A Resource Book for Students Paperback

Part of the Routledge English Language Introductions series


Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.

The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study.

Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Language and Media: * is a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with media * investigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles; and broader social themes and consequences that arise from media language * uses a wide variety of real texts from the media that include: newspapers covering events such as the Asian tsunami, speeches, blogs, emails, advertizements and interview transcripts from television talk shows including Oprah * provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Allan Bell and Theo van Leeuwen * is accompanied by a supporting website.

Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 10 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Semantics
  • ISBN: 9780415475747



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