Language in the Media

Language in the Media

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This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential reading for students and researchers of sociolinguistics or language and communication.(2 7) In Extract 2 7, the journalist also (mistakenly) contlates the GCSEa€” examinersa#39; story with a completely separate incident in which a Scottish schoolgirl reportedly submitted a classroom essay using text messaging style. 1 1.5.2 The ... (2 8) What is noticeable from this extract is how many of the same metadiscursive tropes arise (e.g., a#39;damaging effects on literacya#39;, a#39;riddleda#39;, a#39; hieroglyphicsa#39;, a#39;translatea#39;).

Title:Language in the Media
Author:Sally Johnson, Astrid Ensslin
Publisher:A&C Black - 2007-11-19


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