The INTERTEXT series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis (third edition, 2007) is the foundation text which is complemented by a range of `satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.
This accessible textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on language and technology. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study.
Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Technology:
explores the history of new communication tools such as texting; Facebook and online forums
examines the public discourses about these new tools
incorporates real texts such as adverts, newspaper articles and chat room data
includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.
Angela Goddard is Professor of English Language and Head of Subject for Languages and Linguistics at York St John University, UK, and Chair of English Language A Level for a national examination board. Beverly Geesin is Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for Communication and Culture at York St John University, UK.
1. In The Beginning: Language and Technology 2. Communication Repertoires and Multimodality 3. E-Language: Txting; Email; Discussion Forums 4. E-language: Real-Time Writing; Social Networking Sites 5. Is There Anybody There?: Language and Identity 6. `Just Click Here': The Language of Prosumerism 7. Shock! Horror! The Representation of New Technologies Commentaries References Index of terms Further Reading