Introduction to the Language and Global Media Special Issue
Discourse, Context & Media | Elsevier | Published : 2019
Movement between and across languages is fundamental to global media flows. Twitter feeds, elaborate news tickers and information graphics have taken up residence on the bottom of our screens. In a multi-media, multitasking world, text and graphics are strategically manipulated to provide ‘‘extra” information or to ‘‘grab attention.”
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
I am very grateful to the Australian Research Council (DP150102964), the Asia Institute (University of Melbourne); Arts Faculty (University of Melbourne); Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA); Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC; University of Melbourne) and the Japan Foundation. Many thanks to the small LGM team who worked tirelessly to bring the event together. I also thank the anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful reviews, and Ruth Page and Caroline Tagg for their editorial support.