Internet Discourse and Health Debates

  • Kay┬áRichardson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kay Richardson
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  3. Kay Richardson
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  4. Kay Richardson
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 210-236

About this book


Applying multimodal textual analysis to the languages and images of on-line communication forms, Kay Richardson shows, from an applied linguistic perspective, how the Internet is being used for global, interactive communication about public health risks. Detailed case studies of the possible risks posed by SARS, by mobile phones and by the vaccination of babies against childhood diseases are situated within the context of research on computer-mediated communication, as well as within the broader social context of globalization and discourses of risk and trust.


autism brain cancer childhood communication computer conflict disease globalization Internet language linguistics media research trust

Authors and affiliations

  • Kay┬áRichardson
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  1. 1.School of Politics and Communication Studies, University of LiverpoolUK

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