Language and Media


  • Aitchison, Jean / Diana M. Lewis (eds.) (2003). New Media Language. London: Routledge.

  • Bell, Allan (1991). The language of news media. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Bell, Allan / Peter Garrett (1998). Approaches to media discourse. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Jucker, Andreas H. (2003). Mass media communication at the beginning of the twenty-first century: Dimensions of change. In: Herring (ed.) 129-148.

  • Ungerer, Friedrich (ed.) (2000). English media texts - past and present. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Influence of Mass Media on Colloquial/Standard Language

  • Chambers, Jack K. (1998). TV makes the people sound the same. In: Bauer, Laurie / Peter Trudgill (ed.) Language Myths, 123-131. London: Penguin.

  • Chambers, Jack K. (2005). Media Power. Talk the Talk? Do you speak American? Companion Website:

  • Hjarvard, Stig (2004). The globalization of language: how the media contribute to the spread of English and the emergence of medialects. ''Nordic Review. 1-2, 75-97.

  • Naro, Anthony J. / Maria Marta Pareira Scherre (1996). Contact with media and linguistic variation. In: Arnold, Jennifer et al. (eds.) Sociolinguistic Variation: Data, Theory, and Analysis, 223-228. Stanford: CSLI.

  • Simpson, John (2003). Newspapers and neologisms. In: Aitchison / Lewis (eds.), 182-186.

  • Stuart-Smith, Jane (2005). Contributory factors in accent change in adolescents. Final Report on ESRC Grant No. R000239757.

  • Stuart-Smith, Jane (2006). The influence of the media. In: Llamas, C. et al. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge.

  • Trudgill, P. (1988). Norwich revisited: recent linguistic changes in an English urban dialect. English World-Wide, 9, 33-49.

New Media and Language Change

  • Crystal, David (2001). Language and the Internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Smyk-Bhattacharjee, Dorota (2006). A 'lyracist' by night, teenager by day and sleepaholic everytime in between. Language change in/through CMC. In: Androutsopoulos, Jannis / Jens Runkehl / Peter Schlobinski / Torsten Siever (Hgg.). Neuere Entwicklungen in der linguistischen Internetforschung, 68-85. Hildesheim: Olms. [Germanistische Linguistik 186-187.]

  • Farmer, Robert (2003). Instant Messaging – Collaborative Tool or Educator’s nightmare!. Retrieved November 7, 2012, from

The Language of Newspapers

  • Fowler, Robert (1991). Language in the News – Discourse and Ideology in the Press.London: Routledge.

  • Jucker Andreas H. (1992). Social Sylistics – Syntactic Variation in British Newspapers. Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Westergren, Margareta (1996). "Contracted forms in newspaper language: Inter- and intra-textual variation&#8221". In: Axelsson, ICAME Journal No. 20.

The Language of Advertising

  • Cook, Guy: The Discourse of Advertising. 1st Ed. London: Routledge, 1992

  • Dyer, Gillian: Advertising as Communication. 2nd Ed. London, 1982

  • Williamson, Judith: Decoding Advertisements. Ideology and Meaning in Advertising. 5th Ed. Southampton: The Camelot Press Ltd., 1978

The Language of Television

  • Marshall, Jill; Werndly, Angela (2002) The Language of Television, London: Intertext