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Social Media and Minority Languages Convergence and the Creative Industries Edited by: Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed

Format:
Hardback - 296 pages
ISBN:
9781847699046
Published:
22 Feb 2013
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148 (A5)
Availability:
Available

Summary

This book includes case studies, theoretical debates, international comparisons on minority languages, and presents a research agenda for the development of the field of Minority Language Media studies. It addresses the challenges present in multi-platform, mobile communication environments, focusing on the pitfalls and opportunities brought about by social media and other Web 2.0 applications.

Review:

The importance of the internet in efforts to promote minority languages is often asserted but still too poorly understood. This excellent collection is a major step in addressing this gap. Providing a rich mix of theoretical material and finely-grained case studies, it deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between social media – and other media – and policy and planning for minority languages.
Robert Dunbar, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK

The book will be very useful to applied linguists and sociolinguists, students and scholars alike, interested in the role of today’s multilingual, multi-platform media in minority and Indigenous language communities; to media specialists in academia and in the media industry; and to anyone interested in examining the role of digital age media in maintaining language diversity.
Lida Cope, East Carolina University, USA on LINGUIST List, Mon Jan 06 2014 (25.7)

Author Biography:

Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones is Senior Lecturer in Media and Creative Industries and Director of the Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. She has been working in the field of Minority Language Media Studies for over twenty years and has published widely on matters of language and media.; Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Communication at Universidad de La Sabana, and the director of the Audiovisual Culture research group. He has been involved in various Minority Language Media studies endeavours since he joined the Mercator Media Network in 2007.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional


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