Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students - Routledge English Language Introductions (Paperback)
  • Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students - Routledge English Language Introductions (Paperback)

Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students - Routledge English Language Introductions (Paperback)

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Paperback 270 Pages / Published: 04/06/2009
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Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.

Language and Media:

is a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with mediainvestigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles; and broader social themes and consequences that arise from media languageuses a wide variety of real texts from the media that include: newspapers covering events such as the Asian tsunami, speeches, blogs, emails, advertizements and interview transcripts from television talk shows including Oprahprovides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Allan Bell and Theo van Leeuwenis accompanied by a supporting website.

Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415475747
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 15 mm


"Durant and Lambrou explain established key concepts as well as discuss fresh ideas; consider an impressively wide range of analytical frameworks; provide a relevant mix of traditional and new forms of media; and offer a variety of well-designed practical learning activities. Written in an extremely accessible style, with plenty of current examples, Language and Media is an invaluable resource for students of media discourse." Michelle M. Lazar, National University of Singapore

"This is a very useful book on the important interplay between language and media. Its integrated and methodological approach makes the subject matter interesting and accessible to a range of students at different levels". Gerry Loftus, University of Buckingham, UK

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