Language and Canadian Media

Representations, Ideologies, Policies

  • Rachelle Vessey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rachelle Vessey
    Pages 1-26
  3. Rachelle Vessey
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  4. Rachelle Vessey
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  5. Rachelle Vessey
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

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 MultilinguaCorpora, 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

Authors and affiliations

  • Rachelle Vessey
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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