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LINGUIST List 23.4208

Tue Oct 09 2012

Books: The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Life: Ayaß, Gerhardt (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Oct-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Life: Ayaß, Gerhardt (Eds)
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Title: The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Life
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 224
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.224

Editor: Ruth Ayaß
Editor: Cornelia Gerhardt
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273376 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273376 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273376 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256294 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256294 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256294 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

This volume contributes to the burgeoning field of interactional linguistic media studies. It focuses on how people appropriate media in their daily lives. Thus here it is not the talk in the medium itself, but naturally occurring interactions in different media reception situations that are analysed. The idea that media function like a hypodermic needle injecting messages into the masses has long been questioned. Still, the actual moment when people use media in their daily lives has largely been ignored in media studies. This book analyses the minutiae of the moment when people actively appropriate media for their own purposes in different fashions. The reception communities analysed include families watching television, girls gossiping about a talent show, teenagers playing video games, a team of fire-men implementing a new medium in their workplace, radio listeners' phone ins and others. The languages studied comprise English, German, French, Swedish and Finnish.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng)

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