Daniel Perrin

12Language in the Media: The Process Perspective

Abstract: Drawing on a case study of newswriting at Télévision Suisse Romande, this chapter presents media linguistics as a subdiscipline of applied linguistics (AL), dealing with a distinctive field of language use. Language in the media is characterized by specific environments, functions, and structures. Medialinguistic research, however, tends to overcome disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with neighboring disciplines such as psychology, sociology, politology, and cultural studies. In multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary collaboration, it contributes to the development of empirically-grounded studies of mediatized language use and solves practical problems. The chapter first ...

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