Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline’s best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.
What makes language in the media different from ‘everyday’ or ‘person-to-person’ domains is the presence – seen or unseen, human or technical – of some intermediary or facilitator, and it is the impact on language by this facilitation or mediation that is the focus of this new 4 volume collection. Including seminal theoretical articles, case studies, and review articles, the collection looks at language as a means of managing the media audience, explores language as a topic in the media, and examines how language is used as a mode of media communication.