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Books: Sociolinguistics/Discourse Analysis: Wodak, Koller (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere: Wodak, Koller (Eds)

Message 1: Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere: Wodak, Koller (Eds)
Date: 30-Jul-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere: Wodak, Koller (Eds)
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Title: Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere Series Title: Handbooks of Applied LInguistics Published: 2010 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Editor: Ruth Wodak Editor: Veronika Koller Paperback: ISBN: 9783110226058 Pages: 462 Price: Europe EURO 39.95

As you are reading this, you are finding yourself in the ubiquitous publicsphere that is the Web. Ubiquitous, and yet not universally accessible.This volume addresses this dilemma of the public sphere, which is bydefinition open to everyone but in practice often excludes particulargroups of people in particular societies at particular points in time. Theguiding questions for this collection of articles are therefore: Who hasaccess to the public sphere? How is this access enabled or disabled? Underwhat conditions is it granted or withheld, and by whom?

We regard the public sphere as the nodal point for the discourses ofbusiness, politics and media, and this basic assumption is also s reflectedin the structure of the volume. Each of these three macro-topics compriseschapters by international scholars from a variety of disciplines andresearch traditions who each combine up-to-date overviews of the relevantliterature with their own cutting-edge research into aspects of differentpublic spheres such as corporate promotional communication, politicalrhetoric or genre features of electronic mass media.

The broad scope of the volume is perhaps best reflected in a comprehensivediscussion of communication technologies ranging from conventional spokenand written formats such as company brochures, political speeches and TVshows to emerging ones like customer chat forums, political blogs and textmessaging.

Due to the books' wide scope, its interdisciplinary approach and its clearstructure, we are sure that whether you work in communication and mediastudies, linguistics, political science, sociology or marketing, you willfind this handbook an invaluable guide offering state-of-the -artliterature reviews and exciting new research in your field and adjacent areas.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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