LINGUIST List 9.671

Fri May 8 1998

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Simon Collins, Sociolinguistics

Message 1: Sociolinguistics

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 10:26:29 +0100
From: Simon Collins <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics

 Professor in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong.
 Paper 0 582 32725 3
 Hardback 0 582 32726 1
 336 pages 1998
 Language in Social Life Series
 'Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction' makes an explicit link 
 between media studies and social interactionalist discursive research 
 where previously the two fields of study have been treated as separate 
 This text presents an integrated theory illustrated by ample concrete 
 examples, bringing together the latest research in these two fields. 
 It offers a critique to the sender-receiver model implicit in media 
 studies, and argues for an analysis of media discourse as social 
 interaction, on the one hand among journalists and newsmakers as a 
 community of practice, and among readers and viewers as a spectating 
 community of practice on the other. The book also argues for a 
 coherent and interdiscursive methodology for the ethnographic study of 
 the role of the news media in the social construction of identity and 
 is based on a considerable body of ethnographic and textual analysis 
 of both print and television news media.
 The theory of mediated discourse presented in this volume will be of 
 great interest to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying 
 media studies, sociology of language, discourse analysis, 
 interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication and 
 applied linguistics. It will also be welcomed by scholars and 
 professionals involved in research in these areas.
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