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  • Mediated Discourse as Social Interactionby Ron Scollon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction makes an explicit link between media studies and social interactionalist discursive research where previously the two fields of study have been treated as separate disciplines. This text presents an integrated theory illustrated by ample concrete examples, bringing together the latest research in these two... more...

  • Place-Making in urbanen Diskursenby Ingo H. Warnke; Beatrix Busse

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 137.40

    Urban spaces are configurations of discursively generated places. This volume of essays in discursively oriented urban research features a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives. A focus is placed on practices and resources for analyzing urban spaces, as well as on communicative markers of urban identity. The book reveals urban... 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...

  • Asian Americans and the Mass Mediaby Virginia Mansfield-Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Communication and Technologyby Lorenzo Cantoni; James A. Danowski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 211.41

    Countless communication media have been developed throughout the history, ranging from handwriting to movable types press, from telegraph to telephone and radio, from photo to cinema and TV... This volume focuses on the latest (r)evolution, analyzing in detail digital communication technologies and especially the internet. Most recent... 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...