Title: Language and Media
Subtitle: A Resource Book for Students
Series Title: Routledge English Language Introductions
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Alan Durant
Author: Marina Lambrou
Hardback: ISBN: 0415475732 9780415475730 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0415475740 9780415475747 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 34.95
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
Witten by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.