School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Language and the Media

Module code: LIN222

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

Contact: Dr Colleen Cotter
Overlap: LIN022
Prerequisite: LIN4200

In this module, we will investigate the social and structural factors of language standardisation and the position of media in relation to it, as well as look at journalism's collective role in influencing language style and language policy. Both print and broadcast media will be examined, and you are encouraged to consider language production practices in web-based domains. You will analyse style standardisation efforts, processes, and data from a variety of micro and macro linguistic perspectives.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 5