About this book
Language Ideologies and Canadian Media explores how French and English Canadian media discuss languages and language issues, which language ideologies predominate in English and French, and whether language ideologies in traditional news media are transferred to new and social media.
Using corpus linguistics and discourse analysis and a variety of different datasets ranging from print newspapers to online news, commentary and Twitter, the author argues that language ideologies in Canadian media have a bearing not only on the extent to which Canadian language policies are adopted, but also on the very way that Canadians understand themselves and their place in the nation.
Dr Rachelle Vessey is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University (UK) and has published her work on language ideologies in Canadian media in a range of academic journals, including Multilingua, Corpora, Language and Politics, Discourse & Society, and Journal of Multicultural Discourses.
corpus linguistics twitter nationalism bilingualism minority languages language and identity discourse analysis news media language policies official languages