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Watching TV with a Linguist

Author : Kristy Beers Fägersten
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In Watching TV with a Linguist, Fägersten challenges the conventional view of television as lowbrow entertainment devoid of intellectual activity. Rather, she champions the use of fictional television to learn about linguistics and at the same time promotes enriched television viewing experiences by explaining the role of language in creating humor, conveying drama, and developing identifiable characters. The essays gathered in this volume explore specific areas of linguistics, providing a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the study of language. Through programs such as Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Sherlock, and The Wire, contributors deftly illustrate key linguistic concepts and terminology using snippets of familiar dialogue and examples of subtle narration. In addition, contributors aim to raise linguistic awareness among readers by identifying linguistics in action, encouraging readers to recognize additional examples of concepts on their own. To this end, each chapter provides suggestions for viewing other television series or specific episodes, where further examples of the linguistic concepts in focus can be found. Invaluable as a resource in linguistics and communication courses, Watching TV with a Linguist is the first book to use the familiar and compelling medium of television to engage students with the science of language.

Language and Television Series

Author : Monika Bednarek
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This book offers a comprehensive linguistic analysis of contemporary US television series. Adopting an interdisciplinary and multimethodological approach, Monika Bednarek brings together linguistic analysis of the Sydney Corpus of Television Dialogue with analysis of scriptwriting manuals, interviews with Hollywood scriptwriters, and a survey undertaken with university students about their consumption of TV series. In so doing, she presents five new and original empirical studies. The focus on language use in a professional context (the television industry), on scriptwriting pedagogy, and on learning and teaching provides an applied linguistic lens on TV series. This is complemented by perspectives taken from media linguistics, corpus linguistics and sociocultural linguistics/sociolinguistics. Throughout the book, multiple dialogue extracts are presented from a wide variety of well-known fictional television series, including The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy and Bones. Researchers in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics and media linguistics will find the book both stimulating and unique in its approach.

Linguist

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The Linguist

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The Incorporated Linguist

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Handbook of Rhetorical and Communication Theory

Author : Carroll C. Arnold
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Literature and Belief

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Walker Percy

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TV Guide

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Language Monthly

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Watching Si Doel

Author : Klarijn Loven
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While television in today's world incresingly displays a global character, national television systems are still firmly rooted in a specific locality. Watching Si Doel investigates these and related questions in the context of contemporary Indonesia.

The University of Chicago Magazine

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The Age of Multimedia and Turbonews

Author : William James Willis
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This text examines the startling and rapidly changing developments in media technology, especially as they affect journalism and the news media. We now stand at the threshold of a revolution in the news and entertainment media, and those media as we know them today may soon cease to exist. Whereas it had always been a simple matter to distinguish between newspapers, broadcast television, cable television, motion pictures, telephones, and computers, those distinctions are quickly blurring as a new universal media looms on the horizon. Here Jim Willis examines the new multimedia--and the concept of turbonews--and how journalism, the news media, and our lifestyles will be changed forever.

Research Relating to Children

Author : ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education
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The Contemporary Reader

Author : Gary Goshgarian
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/* JN744-6, 0-321-08342-3, Goshgarian, Gary, The Contemporary Reader, Seventh Edition*/ A best-selling book now in it's Seventh Edition, The Contemporary Reader offers highly engaging readings about current cultural issues. This accessible, wide-ranging, and current essay collection is designed to stimulating and thought provoking. The Contemporary Reader has more contemporary selections than any other popular culture reader on the market. Over 90% of the readings have been written in the last five years. The text's ten tightly focused thematic chapters cover a range of writing on interesting issues familiar to students and relevant to our times. Readings are organized around a variety of provocative and engaging themes such as "Fashion and Flesh: The Images We Project"; "Gender Battles on the Big Screen" ; "Young and Criminal"; "Advertising: Wanting It, Selling It."; and these new focused themes: "Humans Inc.: Rethinking and Retailing Reproduction"; "It's a Wide Web World"; "Sports: Not Just a Game"; "Generation Gaps: Boomers, X-ers, and Y." These thematic chapters are tightly focused and offer a range of perspectives on issues. To expand on the well-regarded section on critical reading, a review of the writing process has been added to the introduction. This includes coverage of pre-writing, audience-awareness, developing a thesis, documenting sources, drafting, editing, revising, and proofreading. MARKET For those interested in gaining an understanding of important contemporary issues and the ability to discuss those issues critically.

Research Relating to Children

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Nepal Who s who

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Mind Over Media

Author : Mark Von Wodtke
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Watching what We Watch

Author : Walter T. Davis
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Offers counsel on how to address messages of popular culture as reflected on television today, explaining how to view programs in light of faith, values, and belief systems as a means of identifying appropriate broadcasts. Original.

God Talk

Author : Randall VanderMey
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Randall J. VanderMey examines Christian cliches, stressing that the language we use shapes, for good or ill, our understanding of God, the gospel, the church and the world. 193 pages, paper