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  • Pointing the Fingerby Julian Petley

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    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... 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...

  • Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contextsby Andrzej Zuczkowski; Ramona Bongelli; Ilaria Riccioni; Carla Canestrari

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper investigates the connection between self-repairs, conversation analytical mechanisms, and the concept of certainty in Romanian academic meetings. The focus is on the design of turn(s) in which the chair and the other participants provide feedback on a piece of writing. The data reveal that at the turn design level, through self-repairs (namely... more...

  • Kooperation oder Kontrolle?by Christoph G. Grimmer

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2014; US$ 30.34

    Die Vereine der Fußball-Bundesliga setzen gemeinsam pro Saison etwa 2,2 Milliarden Euro um. Mehr als 12 Millionen Zuschauer zieht es in einer Spielzeit in die Stadien und Woche für Woche verfolgen Millionen die Bundesliga-Spiele vor den Fernsehern. Die Sendelizenzen kosten inzwischen mehr als 600 Millionen Euro pro Saison - Profifußball ist wirtschaftlich... 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...

  • The Routledge Companion to Media & Genderby Cynthia Carter; Linda Steiner; Lisa McLaughlin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender offers a comprehensive examination of media and gender studies, charting its histories, investigating ongoing controversies, and assessing future trends. The 59 chapters in this volume, written by leading researchers from around the world, provide scholars and students with an engaging and authoritative... more...

  • Conversation and Technologyby Ian Hutchby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    We live in a world where social interaction is increasinglymediated by technological devices. In this book, Ian Hutchbyexplores the impact these technologies have on our attempts tocommunicate. Focusing on four examples - telephones, computerizedexpert systems at work, speech-based systems dealing with enquiriesfrom the public, and multi-user spaces... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Digital Literaciesby Julia Gillen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    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...