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Thu Sep 9 1999

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  1. Kathryn King, Socioling & Discourse - European Television in Translation

Message 1: Socioling & Discourse - European Television in Translation

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 14:28:23 +0100
From: Kathryn King <>
Subject: Socioling & Discourse - European Television in Translation


Edited by Helen Kelly-Holmes (Aston University, Birmingham) Also
available as Volume 5#4 of the journal Current Issues in Language &

As we enter the age of digital television with its potential offering
of five hundred channels, this volume addresses the implications of
the rapidly changing television environment: for societies, for
groups, for identities, for communication, for our sense of time,
space, place, for education, for language, for genres, for our whole
way of life.

Foreword - Helen Kelly-Holmes Home and Away: Television Discourse in
Transition - Ulrike Hanna Meinhof (University of Bradford) and Kay
Richardson (University of Liverpool) RESPONSES TO ULRIKE HANNA MEINHOF
AND KAY RICHARDSON Home and Away - Paddy Scannell (University of
Westminster), Reflections on Truth, Reality and Fragmentation in the
Third Age Broadcasting - Paul Chilton (Aston University), Where is the
Discourse? - Ian Hutchby (Brunel University), Some Thoughts on Generic
Time - Andrew Tolson (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh),
Legislators and Interpreters in the New Television Age - Dennis Smith
(Aston University), When Worlds Collide: Some Cinematic Afterthoughts
on the Televisual Experience in the Third Age of Broadcasting - Anne
White (University of Bradford) , Discourse Analysis and Media Literacy
in the Third Age of Television - Farid Aitsiselmi (University of
Bradford) , Unsettling Accounts; The Discourse of Disorientation -
Tony Weymouth and Claire Wieclawska

Helen Kelly-Holmes is a lecturer in German in the School of Languages
and European Studies, Aston University, Birmingham. Her main research
interests include intercultural aspects of market and media discourses
(in particular advertising) and how these relate to identities and
perceptions of identities.

Kay Richardson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and
Communication Studies. She is co-author of Nuclear Reactions, a book
about TV coverage of the nuclear power debate and has produced many
journal articles and book contributions in media studies (including
audience research) and discourse analysis.

Ulrike Hanna Meinhof holds the Chair of Cultural Studies at the
University of Bradford. Recent publications include Language Learning
in the Age of Satellite Television (OUP 1998) and a co-authored book
with Kay Richardson Worlds in Common? Television in a Changing Europe
(Routledge 1999).

Hbk 1-85359-462-8 pounds 26.00 USD44.95 CAND52.95

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