LINGUIST List 23.3058

Sat Jul 14 2012

Books: Understanding Digital Literacies: Jones, Hafner

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Date: 12-Jul-2012
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Understanding Digital Literacies: Jones, Hafner
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Title: Understanding Digital Literacies Subtitle: A Practical Introduction Published: 2012 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415673150/

Author: Rodney H. Jones Author: Christoph Hafner Electronic: ISBN: 9780203095317 Pages: Price: ---- Hardback: ISBN: 9780415673167 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 70.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415673167 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 115.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415673150 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 33.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415673150 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 20.99
Abstract:

Assuming no knowledge of linguistics, "Understanding Digital Literacies"provides an accessible and timely introduction to new media literacies. Itsupplies readers with the theoretical and analytical tools with which toexplore the linguistic and social impact of a host of new digital literacypractices. Each chapter in the volume covers a different topic, presentingan overview of the major concepts, issues, problems and debates surroundingthe topic, while also encouraging students to reflect on and criticallyevaluate their own language and communication practices.

Features include:

-coverage of a diverse range of digital media texts, tools and practicesincluding blogging, hypertextual organisation, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Wikipedia, websites and games

-an extensive range of examples and case studies to illustrate each topic,such as how blogs have affected our thinking about communication, how thecreation and sharing of digital images and video can bring about shifts insocial roles, and how the design of multiplayer online games for childrencan promote different ideologies

-a variety of discussion questions and mini-ethnographic research projectsinvolving exploration of various patterns of media production andcommunication between peers, for example in the context of Wikinomics andpeer production, social networking and civic participation, and digitalliteracies at work

-end of chapter suggestions for further reading and links to key web andvideo resources

-a companion website, http://www.routledge.com/cw/jones-9780415673150/,providing supplementary material for each chapter, including summaries ofkey issues, additional web-based exercises, and links to further resourcessuch as useful websites, articles, videos and blogs.

This book will provide a key resource for undergraduate and graduatestudents studying courses in new media and digital literacies.

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

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