Culture and Society

An Introduction to Cultural Studies
Author: David Oswell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942696
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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"Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the bridge between cultural studies and wider debates that we need" - Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science David Oswell has written a comprehensive introduction to cultural studies that guides the reader through the field's central foundations and its freshest ideas. This book: Grounds the reader in the foundations of cultural studies and cultural theory: language and semiology, ideology and power, mass and popular culture. Analyzes the central problems: identity, body, economy, globalization and empire. Introduces the latest developments on materiality, agency, technology and nature. Culture and Society is an invaluable guide for students navigating the dynamic debates and intellectual challenges of cultural studies. Its breadth and unparalleled coverage of theory will also ensure that it is read by anyone interested in questions of materiality and culture.

An Introduction to Language


Author: Victoria Fromkin,Robert Rodman,Nina Hyams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337559571
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. This product is fresh and modern, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Language and Society


Author: Martin Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134908350
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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An Introduction to Language and Society explores how our ways of seeing and engaging with the world may be shaped by the categories, systems and patterns of language. This second edition includes new material on gender, register, the speech community, language and subcultures, and language and representation.

Introduction to Communication Studies


Author: John Fiske
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136870172
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ‘Why Fiske Still Matters’ for today’s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Ron Becker, Elana Levine, Darrell Newton and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ‘Structuralism and Semiotics, Fiske-Style’. Both underline the continuing relevance of this foundational text in communication studies. How can we study communication? What are the main theories and methods of approach? This classic text provides a lucid, accessible introduction to the main authorities in the field of communication studies, aimed at students coming to the subject for the first time. It outlines a range of methods of analysing examples of communication, and describes the theories underpinning them. Thus armed, the reader will be able to tease out the latent cultural meanings in such apparently simple communications as news photos or popular TV programmes, and to see them with new eyes.

Media, Culture and Society

An Introduction
Author: Paul Hodkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473998352
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
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'In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today's media culture and media society' - Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & Communication, LSE Paul Hodkinson's bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced, and engaging style. Additions to the second edition include: A new chapter on advertising and sponsorship. Extensive revision and updating throughout all chapters. New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty. Greater emphasis on and examples of digital, interactive and mobile media throughout. Fully reworked chapter on media, community and difference. Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this second edition cements its reputation as the 'must have' text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society. Paul Hodkinson is a Reader at the University of Surrey

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication


Author: Jane Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908368
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 414
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Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on current research, this text argues against cultural stereotyping and instead provides students with a skill-building framework to enhance understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse international settings. Readers will learn to understand and become aware of power relations, positioning and the impact of social and political forces on language choice and the intercultural communication process. This is the essential text for undergraduate students studying courses in intercultural communication for the first time. Features include: clear learning objectives to structure your study end of chapter discussion questions to test your knowledge highlighted glossary terms to provide a strong understanding of the relevant vocabulary an array of photos including signs which make use of non-verbal codes and many examples that illustrate such issues as intercultural misunderstandings and the effects of culture shock substantial online resources for students including learning objectives, suggested readings, links to media resources and real-world intercultural scenarios and activities. Additional in-depth instructor resources feature test materials, powerpoints, key terms, extended chapter outlines and sample assignments and syllabi.

Language, Culture, and Society

An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Author: Zdenek Salzmann,James Stanlaw,Nobuko Adachi
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0813349559
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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Why should we study language? How do the ways in which we communicate define our identities? And how is this all changing in the digital world? Since 1993, many have turned to Language, Culture, and Society for answers to questions like those above because of its comprehensive coverage of all critical aspects of linguistic anthropology. This seventh edition carries on the legacy while addressing some of the newer pressing and exciting challenges of the 21st century, such as issues of language and power, language ideology, and linguistic diasporas. Chapters on gender, race, and class also examine how language helps create-and is created by-identity. New to this edition are enhanced and updated pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, updated resources for continued learning, and the inclusion of a glossary. There is also an expanded discussion of communication online and of social media outlets and how that universe is changing how we interact. The discussion on race and ethnicity has also been expanded to include Latin- and Asian-American English vernacular.

Language and Society


Author: William Downes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 503
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Downes' textbook is an accessible introduction to the social aspects of language and their various explanations. Topics covered include domains of language use, language change, code-switching, speech as social action, and the nature of meaning and understanding. This new edition includes an up-to-date analysis of language standardization, language conflict and planning.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture


Author: Farzad Sharifian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317743180
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 522
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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture presents the first comprehensive survey of research on the relationship between language and culture. It provides readers with a clear and accessible introduction to both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies of language and culture, and addresses key issues of language and culturally based linguistic research from a variety of perspectives and theoretical frameworks. This Handbook features thirty-three newly commissioned chapters which cover key areas such as cognitive psychology, cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and sociolinguistics offer insights into the historical development, contemporary theory, research, and practice of each topic, and explore the potential future directions of the field show readers how language and culture research can be of practical benefit to applied areas of research and practice, such as intercultural communication and second language teaching and learning. Written by a group of prominent scholars from around the globe, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture provides a vital resource for scholars and students working in this area.

Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US

An Introduction
Author: Susan Tamasi,Lamont Antieau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579052
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 380
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This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Annabelle Mooney,Betsy Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317558235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 262
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Language, Society and Power is the essential introductory text to studying language in a variety of social contexts. This book examines the ways language functions, how it influences thought and how it varies according to age, ethnicity, class and gender. It considers whether representations of people and their language matter, explores how identity is constructed and performed, and considers the creative potential of language in the media, politics and everyday talk. This fourth edition has been completely revised to include recent developments in theory and research and offers the following features: A range of new and engaging international examples drawn from everyday life – including material from social media and newspapers, cartoons, YouTube and television. Two new chapters which cover Linguistic Landscapes, including signs, graffiti and the internet; and Global Englishes, exploring variation in and attitudes to English around the world Updated and expanded student research projects and further reading sections for each chapter Brand new companion website that includes video and audio clips, links to articles and further reading for students and professors. Language, Society and Power is a must-read for students of English language and linguistics, media, communication, cultural studies, sociology and psychology.

Language and Power

An Introduction to Institutional Discourse
Author: Andrea Mayr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487440
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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An overview of the field of institutional discourse, introducing the key theorists.

Media Communication

An Introduction to Theory and Process
Author: James Watson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137428228
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 344
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The fourth edition of this essential text provides a complete and well-rounded introduction to the study of media and communication in the modern world. It explores the evolution of media and communication and surveys a full range of media theories, using these perspectives to explain social issues and navigate the constantly shifting media landscape in the 21st century. The new edition reflects significant contemporary developments relevant to the field, including the explosion of internet use, the growth of social media and major changes in the journalism industry in recent years. Still covering all of the key topics for introductory media and communication courses, the text draws on current and widely-recognised examples so that students can relate theory to their everyday experiences of media. Written in a lucid and engaging style, the chapters critically examine the role, ownership and constraints of media production, but helpfully clarify terminology and point students towards further reading and discussion topics along the way. The book stands as an invaluable resource for all students of media studies, communication studies and journalism.

Language, Society and Power

An Introduction
Author: Linda Thomas,Shân Wareing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134661606
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Introduction to Multilingualism

Language in a Changing World
Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192508652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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This book offers an introduction to the many facets of multilingualism in a changing world. It begins with an overview of the multiplicity of human languages and their geographic distribution, before moving on to the key question of what multilingualism actually is and what is understood by terms such as 'mother tongue', 'native speaker', and 'speech community'. In the chapters that follow, Florian Coulmas systematically explores multilingualism with respect to the individual, institutions, cities, nations, and cyberspace. In each of these domains, the dynamics of language choice are undergoing changes as a result of economic, political, and cultural forces. Against this background, two chapters discuss the effects of linguistic diversity on the integration and separation of language and society, before a final chapter describes and assesses research methods for investigating multilingualism. Each chapter concludes with problems and questions for discussion, which place the topic in a real-world context. The book explores where, when, and why multilingualism came to be regarded as a problem, and why it presents a serious challenge for linguistic theory today. It provides the basic tools to analyse different kinds of multilingualism at both the individual and society level, and will be of interest to students of linguistics, sociology, education, and communication studies.

Textual Poachers

Television Fans and Participatory Culture
Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135964696
Category: Art
Page: 256
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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Advertising and Society

An Introduction
Author: Carol J. Pardun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118587626
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Now revised and updated to reflect the impact of emerging technologies, this new edition of Advertising and Society: Controversies and Consequences examines the evolution of advertising and its influence on society. Expanded with five new chapters covering the impact of emerging technologies, including the evolution of Direct to Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising; product placement in various media; and the growing intrusiveness of Internet marketing Explores a broad range of topics including alcohol, tobacco, and sex in advertising; the pros and cons of negative political adverts; advergrames; and the use of stereotypes Examines the impact of advertising through its distinctive ‘point/counterpoint’ format –designed to spark discussion and help students understand the complexities of the issues being presented Lends substantial clarity to the subject, uniquely balancing criticism and practice within one text Includes chapter-level overviews and summaries of the topic history and key issues, along with student-friendly features such as ideas for papers and questions for discussion

Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice

An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics
Author: Ingrid Piller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199937265
Category: Linguistic change
Page: 288
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Understanding and addressing linguistic disadvantage must be a central facet of the social justice agenda of our time. This book explores the ways in which linguistic diversity mediates social justice in liberal democracies undergoing rapid change due to high levels of migration and economic globalization. Focusing on the linguistic dimensions of economic inequality, cultural domination and imparity of political participation, Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice employs a case-study approach to real-world instances of linguistic injustice. Linguistic diversity is a universal characteristic of human language but linguistic diversity is rarely neutral; rather it is accompanied by linguistic stratification and linguistic subordination. Domains critical to social justice include employment, education, and community participation. The book offers a detailed examination of the connection between linguistic diversity and inequality in these specific contexts within nation states that are organized as liberal democracies. Inequalities exist not only between individuals and groups within a state but also between states. Therefore, the book also explores the role of linguistic diversity in global injustice with a particular focus on the spread of English as a global language. While much of the analysis in this book focuses on language as a means of exclusion, discrimination and disadvantage, the concluding chapter asks what the content of linguistic justice might be.

Mass Communications and Media Studies

An Introduction
Author: Peyton Paxson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441108955
Category: Social Science
Page: 251
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"Peyton Paxson succinctly describes the forces deconstructing the establishment media while providing a grounded introduction to mass communication." Bick Treut Communication Studies, Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction serves as a primary text for media studies courses at two-year colleges. It briefly surveys the history of mass communication media, discusses the current state of each medium, and anticipates the future of mass media. Its focus is a study of the mass media industry and the role it plays in society, which distinguishes it from books that focus solely on communications theory. The book's presentation addresses the needs of both students and faculty members. It includes helpful pedagogical features at the end of each chapter, containing discussion questions and links to additional online resources. The format of the book allows it to be used in courses that analyze the mass media through social and cultural criticism as well as in courses that emphasize the economic structure of the mass media industry. Mass Communications and Media Studies: An Introduction is comprehensive yet concise. Divided into twelve chapters, it can be used in either 16-week semesters or 12-week terms. Focused in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for mass communication and media studies students.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication


Author: Christina Bratt Paulston,Scott F. Kiesling,Elizabeth S. Rangel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354329
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 768
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The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges