publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Media stylistics

Lambrou, Marina; Durant, Alan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 May 2014
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: Mauritius
Abstract
In this chapter we review the concept of ‘media stylistics’. In particular, we disentangle the polysemy of these two terms which, when combined, describe but can also obscure work in this area; and we discuss key themes and concerns which emerge. Through analysis of two short extracts of media discourse in English, we elaborate a distinction between two alternative emphases: study of media language as concerned with the capabilities associated with changing technologies for conveying linguistic messages (e.g. language use in telegraphy, radio, or instant messaging); and study of media language as commentary on modern society’s dominant communication forms, which...
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