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Title: Language in Use
Subtitle: The Case of Youth Entertainment Magazines
Edited By: FratilaMihaelaLoredana
Description:

"Language in Use: The Case of Youth Entertainment Magazines" is a
collection of seven studies by several Romanian, Bulgarian and Slovenian
linguists on the discourse of entertainment magazines targeted at young
readers, and published in their respective countries. The starting point
of the seven studies was the idea that the discourse specific to the
variety of printed media products selected for analysis was characterized
by distinctive features and that these features might exert a manipulative
influence on the linguistic and social behavior of the targeted readership.
The scholars’ initial aim was to validate these hypotheses and to confirm
their soundness across countries. However, they hope that, besides
suggesting new perspectives on the discourse chosen for analysis and thus
filling a gap in the eastern European literature in the field, they may
also develop (admittedly, within limits) media literacy in young readers,
by equipping them with skills that could transform them from passive media
consumers into responsible readers, able to make informed decisions and
thus be less vulnerable to the strategies of manipulation employed by those
who control information.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443821268
ISBN-13: 9781443821261
Pages: 175
Prices: U.K.£ 34.99