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Communication. Mass media

  • A Century of Communication Studiesby Pat J. Gehrke; William M. Keith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth... more...

  • Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerabilityby Britta Timm Knudsen; Carsten Stage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare issues, charity, democracy movements, contested national pasts, and climate change, performances of bodily vulnerability is increasingly... more...

  • Einführung in die urartäische Spracheby Ilse Wegner-Haas; Mirjo Salvini

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 28.53

    Das Urartäische und das mit diesem verwandte Hurritische bilden eine isolierte Gruppe innerhalb der in Keilschrift überlieferten Sprachen des Alten Vorderasiens. Beide Sprachen sind im Vergleich zum Akkadischen oder zum Hethitischen wenig erforscht. Die bisherigen Hilfsmittel gerade zum Erlernen des Urartäischen sind sehr begrenzt und ? da zumeist... more...

  • Hieroglyphic Luwianby Annick Payne

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 30.37

    This book has been written for beginners studying on their own and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It begins with the history of the language and its discovery and decipherment up to the present day. It contains a clearly structured concise grammar which offers much original material on Luwian syntax. Twelve reading exercises introduce the... more...

  • Accent in Hittiteby Alwin Kloekhorst

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 99.87

    Although it is usually stated that nothing is known about accent in Hittite, in the last decades various bits and pieces of information about its accent system have come about. This book provides, for the first time, a systematic treatment of all these sources of information: the interplay between accent and vowels (plene vs. non-plene spelling); the... more...

  • The Discourse of Public Participation Mediaby Joanna Thornborrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The Discourse of Public Participation Media takes a fresh look at what ?ordinary? people are doing on air ? what they say, and how and where they get to say it. Using techniques of discourse analysis to explore the construction of participant identities in a range of different public participation genres, Joanna Thornborrow argues that the... more...

  • Media Independenceby James Bennett; Niki Strange

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of the press as the "fourth estate" and the rise of Hollywood?s... more...

  • Teaching Communication and Media Studiesby Jan Fernback

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Designed for communication/media educators and graduate students, Teaching Communication and Media Studies is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies. Relying on her extensive experience instructing graduate students on the ins and outs of teaching, Jan Fernback discusses theoretical and... 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...