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    Food fight: conflicting language ideologies in English and French news and social media

    Vessey, Rachelle (2015) Food fight: conflicting language ideologies in English and French news and social media. Journal of Multicultural Discourses 10 (2), pp. 253-271. ISSN 1744-7143.

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    Abstract

    Although social media provide new opportunities for minority language use and communication, the extent to which they differ from mainstream news media requires more investigation. This paper addresses this issue by comparing French and English language ideologies in Canadian news media and on Twitter. These ideologies are investigated using a specific case study where an Italian restaurant owner in French-speaking Canada was challenged for using Italian words on a menu. This generated extensive media coverage and Twitter activity. A corpus-assisted discourse study sheds insight on the complex dynamics of language politics and how they play out on different media platforms. It also indicates that minoritised groups are under growing pressure to translate linguistic cultures into English and globalised, market-driven contexts.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): language ideologies, news media, social media, Canada
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 12:12
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 13:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27685

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