Human Centered Design & Engineering

August 19, 2009

UW Dept. of Communication to host “Language in the (New) Media: Technologies and Ideologies” conference


Language in New Media logoLanguage in the (New) Media:
Technologies and Ideologies

Thursday, 03 September – Sunday, 06 September 2009
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


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Keynote speakers

Delegates from Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and from around the USA will be gathering in Seattle this September for the third in a series of conferences organized around the role of the media in relation to the representation, construction and/or production of language. The first two conferences were held at Leeds University, England: in 2005, Language in the Media: Representations, Identities, Ideologies, and, in 2007, Language Ideologies and Media Discourse: Texts, Practices, Policies.

Papers at this next conference will be exploring the representation, construction and/or production of language through the technologies and ideologies of new media – the digital discourse of blogs, wikis, texting, instant messaging, internet art, video games, virtual worlds, websites, emails, podcasting, hypertext fiction, graphical user interfaces, and so on. A number of papers are also focusing on the ways that new media language is metalinguistically represented, constructed and/or produced in print and broadcast media such as newspapers and television.

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