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  • Digital Literaciesby Julia Gillen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    With our increasing use of digital and online media, the way we interact with these forms of communication is having an enormous impact on our literacy and learning. In Digital Literacies , Julia Gillen argues that to a substantial extent Linguistics has failed to rise to the opportunities presented by studying language in digital contexts. Assuming... more...

  • The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy [2 volumes]by Art Silverblatt

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed media literacy a "fundamental human right." How fitting that there is finally a definitive handbook to help students and the general public alike become better informed, more critical consumers of mass media. In these A–Z volumes, readers can learn about methodologies... more...

  • Storyworlds across Mediaby Marie-Laure Ryan; Jan-Noël Thon

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    The proliferation of media and their ever-increasing role in our daily life has produced a strong sense that understanding media—everything from oral storytelling, literary narrative, newspapers, and comics to radio, film, TV, and video games—is key to understanding the dynamics of culture and society. Storyworlds across Media explores how media,... more...

  • SMS Communicationby Louise-Amélie Cougnon; Cédrick Fairon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Given the extensive use of LOL ( Laughing Out Loud ), MDR ( Mort De Rire ) and PTDR ( PéTé De Rire ) in French texting and the inclusion of lol in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 and in Le Petit Robert in 2013, this paper aims to study the functioning of these three initialisms. Considered mainly as interjections, I hypothesize... more...

  • Researching Language and Social Mediaby Ruth Page; David Barton; Johann Wolfgang Unger; Michele Zappavigna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Social Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when they communicate on social media sites. This textbook provides: An introduction to the linguistic frameworks currently used to analyse... more...

  • Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity [2 volumes]by Aaron Barlow

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00

    Over the past century, a new breed of entertainer has arisen—one where the old division between on-camera talent and the suits behind the scenes has largely eroded. From Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin to Lady Gaga and Quentin Tarantino, entertainers have attempted to cross specialties and platforms to new arenas, from politics to philanthropy and... more...

  • Pointing the Fingerby Julian Petley

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. With one leading newspaper describing the Muslim community as a troublesome minority”, the media has often been accused of hostility. In this illuminating study, several leading commentators examine the phenomenon of Islamophobia” and ask how to tackle it. Charting recent media... more...

  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...

  • Europeans and the Public Sphereby Maximilian Conrad

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    What kind of public sphere is possible in the European Union with its considerable diversity of national identities, languages, and media systems? Against the backdrop of debates about a fundamental European community deficit and the possibility of postnational democracy, this book explores the role of a European public sphere not only in bridging... more...

  • Pragmatics of Tense and Time in Newsby Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive account of temporal deixis in English printed and online news texts. Linking the characteristic usage of tenses with the projection of deictic centres, it notes how conventional tenses, particularly in headlines, are affected by heteroglossia arising from various accessed voices. The resulting tense shifts... more...