The Language of Television
The Language of Television:
- provides an extensive history of British television
- explores a range of genres, from breakfast news to soap operas and ‘reality TV’
- analyses television scheduling and listings
- includes extracts from scripts of popular television programmes: Queer as Folk and The Royle Family
- includes a substantial glossary.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.