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Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)

Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions)
Author: Alan Durant - Marina Lambrou
ISBN 13: 9780415475747
ISBN 10: 415475740
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2013-12-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $49.95

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.

Language and Media:

  • is a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with media

  • investigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles; and broader social themes and consequences that arise from media language

  • uses a wide variety of real texts from the media that include: newspapers covering events such as the Asian tsunami, speeches, blogs, emails, advertizements and interview transcripts from television talk shows including Oprah

  • provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Allan Bell and Theo van Leeuwen

  • is accompanied by a supporting website.

Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.