Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Book

Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change


  • Author : Jannis Androutsopoulos
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110346831

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Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Excerpt :

This is the first volume to focus on the role of media in processes of linguistic change, one of the most contested issues in contemporary sociolinguistics. Its 17 chapters and five section commentaries present cutting-edge research from variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, media linguistics, language ideology research, and minority language studies. The volume advances our understanding of linguistic change in a mediatized world in three ways. First, it introduces the notions of sociolinguistic change and mediatization to create a broader theoretical framing than the one offered by ‘the media’ and ‘language change’. Second, it takes the discussion beyond the notions of ‘influence’ and ‘effect’ and the binary distinction of ‘media’ vs. ‘community language’. Third, it examines the relation of sociolinguistic change and mediatization and from five complementary viewpoints: media influence on linguistic structure; media engagement in interaction; change in mass and new media language; language-ideological change; and the role of media for minority languages. Bringing these strands of sociolinguistic scholarship together, this volume examines their shared references and common lines of thinking.

Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Book

Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change


  • Author : Jannis Androutsopoulos
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110383935

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Mediatization and Sociolinguistic Change Excerpt :

This is the first volume to focus on the role of media in processes of linguistic change, one of the most contested issues in contemporary sociolinguistics. Its 17 chapters and five section commentaries present cutting-edge research from variationist and interactional sociolinguistics, media linguistics, language ideology research, and minority language studies. The volume advances our understanding of linguistic change in a mediatized world in three ways. First, it introduces the notions of sociolinguistic change and mediatization to create a broader theoretical framing than the one offered by ‘the media’ and ‘language change’. Second, it takes the discussion beyond the notions of ‘influence’ and ‘effect’ and the binary distinction of ‘media’ vs. ‘community language’. Third, it examines the relation of sociolinguistic change and mediatization and from five complementary viewpoints: media influence on linguistic structure; media engagement in interaction; change in mass and new media language; language-ideological change; and the role of media for minority languages. Bringing these strands of sociolinguistic scholarship together, this volume examines their shared references and common lines of thinking.

Style  Mediation  and Change Book

Style Mediation and Change


  • Author : Janus Mortensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190629489

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Style Mediation and Change Excerpt :

When talk circulates through technological media - through television or radio and through the activities they support, like the dissemination of news, product advertising or entertainment - it takes on distinctive characteristics, functions and styles. The talking media have developed theirown ways of styling individuals (often as celebrities of different types, but also as 'ordinary people'), and ways of styling relationships (such as constructing informality or trust or authority). Media also style their own ways of communicating (how to read the news, how to conduct interviews, howto entertain or educate others, and so on). Media invest heavily in style and styling, drawing on semiotic modes well beyond speech itself. 'Style' therefore needs to be theorised carefully in sociolinguistics and neighbouring disciplines. Episodes and fragments of mediated styles commonly take on new lives when they are re-circulated viainteractive 'new' media platforms. Style therefore points to both stability, where ways of speaking and ways of being have become culturally familiar, and to instability, in the talking media's persistent dynamic reworking of stylistic norms. This book explores a wide range of normative structuresand creative media processes of this sort, in many different national contexts and in different languages. The globalised world is already massively mediatised - what we know about language, people and society is necessarily shaped through our engagement with media. But talking media are caught up in wider currents of rapid change too. Creative innovations in media styling can heighten our reflexiveawareness, but they can also unsettle our existing understandings of language-society relations. In reporting new investigations by expert researchers, situated in relation to relevant theory, the book gives an original and timely account of how style, media and change need to be integrated furtherto advance the discipline of sociolinguistics.

Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Change Book

Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Change


  • Author : Joan O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000710779

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Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Change Excerpt :

Corpus Linguistics and the Analysis of Sociolinguistic Change demonstrates how particular styles and varieties of language are chosen and represented in the media, to reveal changing language ideologies and sociolinguistic change. Drawing on a corpus of ads broadcast on an Irish radio station between 1977 and 2017, this book shows how corpus linguistic tools can be creatively employed, in conjunction with frameworks and concepts such as audience and referee design and indexicality, and examines how accents and dialects (vernacular and prestige) are exploited in the ads across the decades. In addition, this book: illustrates the key principles of corpus design for sociolinguistics studies and offers a framework for future diachronic corpus studies of advertising on social media; provides a model for analysing corpus data at both inter-varietal and intra-varietal levels in terms of both accent and dialectal features and explores the efficacy of using particular corpus linguistic tools; identifies key factors which can be used by researchers as evidence for sociolinguistic change and links these factors to relevant theories and frameworks; demonstrates how corpus tools can be used to compare advertising discourse with naturally occurring discourse, with particular reference to markers of (pseudo) intimate discourse. Building on the growing body of research relating to variation and change in Irish English, this book is key reading for researchers and advanced students undertaking research within the areas of sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics.

Sociolinguistics Book

Sociolinguistics


  • Author : Nikolas Coupland
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107062283

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Sociolinguistics Excerpt :

An indispensable guide to the newest and most searching ideas about language in society.

Language Change Book

Language Change


  • Author : Anna Mauranen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108492850

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Language Change Excerpt :

Through integrating different perspectives on language change, this book explores the enormous on-going linguistic upheavals in the wake of the global dominance of English. Combining empirical research with theoretical approaches, it will appeal to researchers and graduate students of English, and also of other languages studying language change.

Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change Book

Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change


  • Author : Marie Maegaard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429884764

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Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change Excerpt :

This volume seeks to extend and expand our current understanding of the processes of language standardization, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine how linguistic variation plays out in various ways in everyday life in Denmark. The book compares linguistic variation across three different rural speech communities, underpinned by a transversal framework, which draws upon different methodological and analytical approaches, as well as data from different contexts across different generations, and results in a nuanced and dynamic portrait of language change in one region over time. Examining communities with varying degrees of linguistic variation with this multi-layered framework demonstrates a broader need to re-examine perceptions of language standardization as a unidirectional process, but rather as one shaped by a range of factors at the local level, including language ideologies and mediatization. A concluding chapter by eminent sociolinguist David Britain brings together the conclusions drawn from the preceding chapters and reinforces their wider implications within the field of sociolinguistics. Offering new insights into language standardization and language change, this book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in sociolinguistics, dialectology, and linguistic anthropology.

Language Variety in the New South Book

Language Variety in the New South


  • Author : Jeffrey Reaser
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469638812

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Language Variety in the New South Excerpt :

Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to assess the use and meaning of language in the South, a region rich in dialects and variants, this comprehensive edited collection reflects the cutting-edge research presented at the fourth decennial meeting of Language Variety in the South in 2014. Focusing on the ongoing changes and surprising continuities associated with the contemporary South, the contributors use innovative methodologies to pave new pathways for understanding the social dynamics that shape the language in the South today. Along with the editors, contributors to the volume include Agnes Bolonyai, Katie Carmichael, Phillip M. Carter, Becky Childs, Danica Cullinan, Nathalie Dajko, Catherine Evans Davies, Robin Dodsworth, Hartwell S. Francis, Kirk Hazen, Anne H. Charity Hudley, Neal Hutcheson, Alex Hyler, Mary Kohn, Christian Koops, William A. Kretzschmar Jr., Sonja L. Lanehart, Andrew Lynch, Ayesha M. Malik, Christine Mallinson, Jim Michnowicz, Caroline Myrick, Michael D. Picone, Dennis R. Preston, Paul E. Reed, Joel Schneier, James Shepherd, Erik R. Thomas, Sonya Trawick, and Tracey L. Weldon.

English in Computer Mediated Communication Book

English in Computer Mediated Communication


  • Author : Lauren Squires
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2016-10-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110490817

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English in Computer Mediated Communication Excerpt :

This book addresses the nature of English use within contexts of computer-mediated communication (CMC). CMC includes technologies through which not only is language transmitted, but cultures are formed, ideologies are shaped, power is contested, and sociolinguistic boundaries are crossed and blurred. The volume therefore examines the English language in particular in CMC – what it looks like, what it accomplishes, and what it means to speakers.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media


  • Author : Colleen Cotter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317375241

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research in media linguistics. This handbook analyzes both language theory and practice, demonstrating the vital role of this research in understanding language use in society. With over thirty chapters contributed by leading academics from around the world, this handbook: addresses issues of language use, form, structure, ideology, practice, and culture in the context of both traditional and new communication media; investigates mediated language use in public spheres, organizations, and personal communication, including newspaper journalism, broadcasting, and social media; examines the interplay of language and media from both linguistic and media perspectives, discussing auditory and visual media and graphic modes, as well as language and gender, multilingualism, and language change; analyzes the advantages and shortcomings of current approaches within media linguistics research and outlines avenues for future research. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media is a must-have survey of this key field, and is essential reading for those interested in media linguistics.

The Post Soviet Politics of Utopia Book

The Post Soviet Politics of Utopia


  • Author : Mikhail Suslov
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788317061

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The Post Soviet Politics of Utopia Excerpt :

More than 700 'utopian' novels are published in Russia every year. These utopias – meaning here fantasy fiction, science fiction, space operas or alternative history – do not set out merely to titillate; instead they express very real Russian anxieties: be they territorial right-sizing, loss of imperial status or turning into a 'colony' of the West. Contributors to this innovative collection use these narratives to re-examine post-Soviet Russian political culture and identity. Interrogating the intersections of politics, ideologies and fantasies, chapters draw together the highbrow literary mainstream (authors such as Vladimir Sorokin), mass literature for entertainment and individuals who bridge the gap between fiction writers and intellectuals or ideologists (Aleksandr Prokhanov, for example, the editor-in-chief of Russia's far-right newspaper Zavtra). In the process The Post-Soviet Politics of Utopia sheds crucial light onto a variety of debates – including the rise of nationalism, right-wing populism, imperial revanchism, the complicated presence of religion in the public sphere, the function of language – and is important reading for anyone interested in the heightened importance of ideas, myths, alternative histories and conspiracy theories in Russia today.

Language Contact Book

Language Contact


  • Author : Jeroen Darquennes
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-08-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110435351

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Language Contact Excerpt :

Language Contact. An International Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current topics in research on language contact. Broadly conceived, it stands out for its international approach to language contact, complementing the theoretical state-of-the-art with examples from traditionally eclipsed areas and languages. Next to a thorough introductory overview of the ground-breaking methodological and theoretical approaches that shaped the discipline, ample attention goes to the new and innovative insights on language contact in the 21st century. Combining concise introductory contributions with in-depth treatment of the most relevant case studies in the field, the handbook speaks to both junior and established scholars.

Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English Book

Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English


  • Author : Julia Davydova
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501507069

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Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English Excerpt :

Quotative marking in modern English is a highly dynamic domain which has been undergoing progressive expansion, with newcomer variants, notably quotative be like, entering the scene and restructuring the entire system. Given that this feature is being put foward by the younger generation in native-speaker communities, the crucial question is, How do younger speakers living in different parts of the non-Anglophone world appropriate this feature in their L2 English? This volume tackles this question by exploring the sociolinguistic mechanisms guiding the adoption of the newcomer be like by young adults speaking English as a second and as a foreign language. In so doing, it also explores the role of sociolinguistic salience and language attitudes in the process of adaptation of global linguistic innovations.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society


  • Author : Ofelia García
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Language and culture
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190212896

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The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society Excerpt :

Contributors explore a range of sociolinguistic topics, including language variation, language ideologies, bi/multilingualism, language policy, linguistic landscapes, and multimodality. Each chapter provides a critical overview of the limitations of modernist positivist perspectives, replacing them with novel, up-to-date ways of theorizing and researching. [Publisher]

Sociolinguistics in England Book

Sociolinguistics in England


  • Author : Natalie Braber
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137562883

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Sociolinguistics in England Excerpt :

This book presents an overview of sociolinguistic research in England. Showcasing developments in sociolinguistic theory, method and application, the chapters examine sociolinguistic topics on different linguistic levels and in different geographical areas across the country. Allowing the reader to engage with contemporary research in the field, each chapter is unique in the topic or geographical area explored. Topics include historical sociolinguistics, British Sign Language, lexical variation, life-span change, and variation and innovation in urban and peripheral areas; while the regions covered range from Cornwall to West Cumbria. Edited and authored by a range of international scholars, this is sure to be a key research resource for students and scholars interested in language use in England.