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Title New media language / edited by Jean Aitchison and Diana M. Lewis.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2003.

Subject Mass media -- Terminology.
Mass media -- Semiotics.
Language and culture.
Alt Name Aitchison, Jean, 1938-
Lewis, Diana M.
Description 1 online resource (x, 209 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Modern media discourse. Poles apart: globalization and the development of news discourse across the twentieth century / Allan Bell -- Modern media myths / Raymond Snoddy -- Globalizing 'communication' / Deborah Cameron -- The new incivility: threat or promise? / Robin Tolmach Lakoff -- Parochializing the global: language in the British tabloid press / Martin Conboy -- pt. 2. Modes of the media. Reportage, literature and willed credulity / John Carey -- Speaking to Middle England: Radio Four and its listeners / David Hendy -- Literacy and the new media: vita brevis, lingua brevis / Angela Kesseler and Alexander Bergs -- Why email looks like speech: proofreading, pedagogy, and public face / Naomi S. Baron -- Online news: a new genre? / Diana M. Lewis -- pt. 3. Representations and models. Wine language: useful idiom or idiot-speak? / Malcolm Gluck -- Rhetoric, bluster and on-line gaffes: the tough life of a spin-doctor / Alan Partington -- Politics is marriage and show business: a view from recent Taiwanese political discourse / Jennifer M. Wei -- Emotional DIY and proper parenting in Kilroy / Nuria Lorenzo-Dus -- Language and American 'good taste': Martha Stewart as mass-media role model / Catherine Evans Davies -- pt. 4. The effect of the media on language. Noun phrases in media texts: a quantificational approach / Yibin Ni -- Compressed noun-phrase structures in newspaper discourse: the competing demands of popularization vs. economy / Douglas Biber -- Newspapers and neologisms / John Ayto -- Reliable authority: tabloids, film, email and speech as sources for dictionaries / John Simpson -- From Armageddon to war: the vocabulary of terrorism / Jean Aitchison.
Summary Investigating how changes to the world's media have affected, and been affected by, language this book explores a wide range of topics looking at the important and wide-ranging implications of these changes on the world - and our world-view.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203696964 (electronic bk.)
9780203696965 (electronic bk.)
0415283043 (pbk.)
9780415283045 (pbk.)
OCLC # 56351865
Additional Format Print version: New media language. London : Routledge, 2003 0415283035 0415283043 (OCoLC)668132481.