"Marcel Danesi again demonstrates his remarkable ability to integrate the basic tenets of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology into lucid prose. He has enhanced this completely revised second edition by including the burgeoning research in technology, social media, and neuroscience to illustrate how they affect human communication and interaction in various social networks."
Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville, USA
"The pleasure of reading this book lies precisely in the connections Danesi makes between ancient and contemporary, foreign and familiar cultures, and the excellent examples he provides to make them relevant to the reader."
Prisca Augustyn, Florida Atlantic University, USA
"In the second edition of Language, Society, and New Media, Danesi integrates component parts of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, their histories, relevant research studies, and the scholars throughout history who have influenced the fields. He clearly articulates how language varies, changes, and develops according to social situations and structures. Examples from traditional language groups and contemporary digital dialects make this an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the relationships between language and culture."
Deborah L. Smith-Shank, The Ohio State University, USA
Marcel Danesi is Full Professor of Linguistic Anthropology and Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has authored numerous books and articles on language in use and on applications of sign theory to language and culture. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica.