Media Linguistics in South Asia

Media Linguistics in South Asia

Author: Ali R Fatihi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000726404

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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The tone and texture of the language of media have changed considerably due to the rapid expansion of media in recent times and advancements in communication technologies. This book examines new ways to conduct linguistic explorations into the myriad of forms news is being presented and consumed. The volume contributes to the emerging field of media linguistics by measuring and analysing the associations between linguistics and the news discourse. It extends the conceptualization of language-media relations in sociolinguistics beyond the notions of ‘influence’ and ‘effect’ and broadens the theoretical and empirical scope of the discipline. The author discusses different perspectives of media linguistics; issues of variation in language of media; question of plurilingual resources; parallel language use in media and textuality of news genres. He further analyses the dynamics of news reportage by studying the coverage of conflicts, violence and dissent in South Asian media in recent decades along with the reportage of cricket headlines and news. Comprehensive and topical this volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of linguistics, media linguistics, applied linguistics, media studies, media sociology, sociology, cultural studies and South Asian studies.

Media Linguistics in South Asia

Media Linguistics in South Asia

Author: A. R. Fatihi

Publisher:

ISBN: 103235464X

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 0

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"The tone and texture of the language of media have changed considerably due to the rapid expansion of media in recent times and advancements in communication technologies. This book examines new ways to conduct linguistic explorations into the myriad of forms news is being presented and consumed. It contributes to the emerging field of media linguistics by measuring and analysing the associations between linguistics and the news discourse. It extends the conceptualization of language-media relations in sociolinguistics beyond the notions of 'influence' and 'effect' and broadens the theoretical and empirical scope of the discipline. The book discusses different perspectives of media linguistics; issues of variation in language of media; question of plurilingual resources; parallel language use in media and textuality of news genres. It discusses the dynamics of news reportage by studying the coverage of conflicts, violence and dissent in South Asian media in recent decades along with the reportage of cricket headlines and news. Comprehensive and topical this volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of linguistics, media linguistics, applied linguistics, media studies, media sociology, sociology, cultural studies and South Asian studies"--

Language in South Asia

Language in South Asia

Author: Braj B. Kachru

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465503

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

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South Asia is a rich and fascinating linguistic area, its many hundreds of languages from four major language families representing the distinctions of caste, class, profession, religion, and region. This comprehensive new volume presents an overview of the language situation in this vast subcontinent in a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context. An invaluable resource, it comprises authoritative contributions from leading international scholars within the fields of South Asian language and linguistics, historical linguistics, cultural studies and area studies. Topics covered include the ongoing linguistic processes, controversies, and implications of language modernization; the functions of South Asian languages within the legal system, media, cinema, and religion; language conflicts and politics, and Sanskrit and its long traditions of study and teaching. Language in South Asia is an accessible interdisciplinary book for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language planning and South Asian studies.

English in Southeast Asia

English in Southeast Asia

Author: Ee-Ling Low

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027281838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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This volume provides a first systematic, comprehensive account of English in Southeast Asia (SEA) based on current research by leading scholars in the field. The volume first provides a systematic account of the linguistic features across all sub-varieties found within each country. It also has a section dedicated to the historical context and language planning policies to provide a background to understanding the development of the linguistic features covered in Part I and, finally, the vibrancy of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic realities that govern actual language in use in a wide variety of domains such as the law, education, popular culture, electronic media and actual pragmatic encounters are also given due coverage. This volume also includes an extensive bibliography of works on English in SEA, thus providing a useful and valuable resource for language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policy makers and anyone interested in the topic of English in SEA or World Englishes as a whole.

English in East and South Asia

English in East and South Asia

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429782060

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This book provides a first systematic and comprehensive account of English in East and South Asia (EESA) based on current research by scholars in the field. It has several unique features. Firstly, it provides a rigorous theoretical overview that is necessary for the understanding of EESA in relation to the burgeoning works on World Englishes as a discipline. Secondly, in the section on linguistic features, a systematic template was made available to the contributors so that linguistic coverage of the variety/varieties is similar. Thirdly, the vibrancy of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic realities that govern actual English in use in a wide variety of domains such as social media, the Internet and popular culture/music are discussed. Finally, this volume includes an extensive bibliography of works on EESA, thus providing a useful and valuable resource for language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policymakers and anyone interested in the topic of EESA or World Englishes. This volume hopes to advance understanding of the spread and development of the different sub-varieties reflecting both the political developments and cultural norms in the region.

The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics

The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics

Author: Rajendra Singh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311017989X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. Although linguists working on this region have made significant contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in society on a global scale, there is as yet no recognized international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst linguists working on South Asia. The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be just that forum. It brings together empirical and theoretical research and serves as a testing ground for the articulation of new ideas and approaches which may be grounded in a study of South Asian languages but which have universal applicability. Each volume of this yearbook will have four major sections: I. Invited contributions consisting of state-of-the-art essays on research in South Asian languages. II. Refereed open submissions focusing on relevant issues and providing various viewpoints. III. Reports from around the world, book reviews and abstracts of doctoral theses.

The Languages and Linguistics of South Asia

The Languages and Linguistics of South Asia

Author: Hans Henrich Hock

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110423303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 927

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With nearly a quarter of the world’s population, members of at least five major language families plus several putative language isolates, South Asia is a fascinating arena for linguistic investigations, whether comparative-historical linguistics, studies of language contact and multilingualism, or general linguistic theory. This volume provides a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic research on the languages of South Asia, with contributions by well-known experts. Focus is both on what has been accomplished so far and on what remains unresolved or controversial and hence offers challenges for future research. In addition to covering the languages, their histories, and their genetic classification, as well as phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics, the volume provides special coverage of contact and convergence, indigenous South Asian grammatical traditions, applications of modern technology to South Asian languages, and South Asian writing systems. An appendix offers a classified listing of major sources and resources, both digital/online and printed.

Linguistic Landscapes in South-East Asia

Linguistic Landscapes in South-East Asia

Author: Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000542288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Anchored within current issues and debates in the field of Linguistic Landscape (LL) scholarship, this edited volume is concerned with politics of language and the semiotic construction of space in multilingual and multi-ethnic Asian countries. Spanning Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, the chapters explore how different individuals and collectivities use semiotic resources in different spaces – schools, airports, streets and shops as well as online platforms – to reinforce or contest existing social structures, bearing strong implications for language maintenance and cultural revitalization, construction of ethnolinguistic and national identities, and socioeconomic mobility. Part I looks into how globalization and its accompanying forces and influences – such as the importance of English in socioeconomic mobility – come into contact with local Asian cultures and languages. Part II examines minority languages, demographically and socio-politically established in the countries, shedding light on the role of LL that plays in both their minorization and revitalization processes. Part III investigates how LL is utilized as a site for constructing identities to pursue socioeconomic, political and cultural goals. It is within this perspective that the presence and salience of English in the LL of the countries along with the use of the Asian languages is analyzed and understood, shedding light on how Asian heritage languages and cultures are preserved and/or certain identities in the times of political unrest or economic development are expressed. This fascinating insight into linguistic landscapes in Asia will be of interest to researchers, students and policy makers in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics anywhere in the world.

Madrasas in South Asia

Madrasas in South Asia

Author: Jamal Malik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134107636

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular. Government policies to modernize and ‘pacify’ madrasas have been precipitous and mostly inadequate. This book discusses the educational system of madrasas in South Asia. It gives a contextual account of different facets of madrasa education from historical, anthropological, theological, political and religious studies perspectives. Some contributions offer recommendations on possible – and necessary – reforms of religious educational institutions. It also explores the roots of militancy and sectarianism in Pakistan, as well as its global context. Overall, the book tries to correct misperceptions on the role of madrasas, by providing a more balanced discussion, which denies neither the shortcomings of religious educational institutions in South Asia nor their important contributions to mass education.

South Asian English

South Asian English

Author: Robert Jackson Baumgardner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252064933

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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This volumes examines selected formal and functional characteristics of English in South Asia, where English was introduced in the sixteenth century and now has over fifty million users. An integrative and interdisciplinary collection, the books brings together invited papers by acclaimed creative writers from India and Pakistan and by international linguists and English educators. The five major facets of South Asian English discussed are context and uses: structure and contact; functions and innovations; the curriculum; and the multilingual's creativity. The volume provides current perspectives on complex issues of concern to teachers and students of world Englishes.

South Asia in the World: An Introduction

South Asia in the World: An Introduction

Author: Susan S Wadley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459590

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations in social, cultural, economic, and political life in this diverse and complex region are explored within the context of the globalising forces affecting all regions of the world. In a simple strategy that all books in the series employ, the volume begins with foundational material (including chapters on history, language, and, in the case of South Asia, religion), moves to a discussion of globalisation, and then focuses the investigation more specifically through the use of case studies. The cases expose the student to various disciplinary lenses that are important in understanding the region and are meant to bring the region to life through subjects of high interest and significance to today's readers. Resource boxes, an important feature of the book, are included to maintain currency and add utility. They offer links that point readers to a rich archive of additional material, connections to timely data, reports on recent events, official sites, local and country-based media, visual material, and so forth. A website developed by Syracuse University's South Asia Center will feature additional graphic, narrative, and case study material to complement the book.

The Future of English in Asia

The Future of English in Asia

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to respond to each other directly. The different chapters also respond to different contemporary debates and emerging trends and discourses that are hugely important for the future of English language teaching in schools across Asia. This volume is also ground-breaking in bringing English literary studies and Applied English Linguistics together in the contemporary Asian context. The Future of English in Asia includes studies on the following subject areas: Cultural Translation in World Englishes, Multilingual Education, English Futures and the function of Literature, English Literary Studies in Japan, and English and Social Media in Asia. Well into this century, it appears that it is still very difficult to know what to expect when it comes to the future of English. The future of English will continue to be determined by complex local contexts. As it has in other parts of the world, the future of English in Asia will continue to rely on the proliferation of its transformations as much as its hegemonic status. This volume reflects the widespread acknowledgement that whatever future English has will inevitably be shaped by its fate in Asia. The collection will be a welcome resource for scholars and students of English linguistics, English literary studies, and topics related to the teaching of English in Asia.