Talking about Food

The social and the global in eating communities

Editors
| University of Bayreuth
| University of Bayreuth
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All humans eat and all humans speak – activities which in social life often, but not always, co-occur: We talk while eating and drinking with others, but food is also a prominent literal and metaphorical discursive topic which contributes to establishing communities and identities. This omnipresence of eating and drinking in our daily lives has led to a public fascination with foodways. The contributions in this edited collection investigate the connection between language and food from a variety of perspectives. As food discourses operate on local, global, and mediated levels, they are intertwined with notions of identity and culture and thus shed light on intimate understandings of ourselves as human beings. Talking about Food – The Social and the Global in Eating Communities provides up-to-date and thought-provoking contributions to the linguistics of food. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in food-related subjects.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Food and talk in social life
Susanne Mühleisen and Sofia Rüdiger
1–11
Lifestylization and the global
13–121
Chapter 2. How less means more in the comments section of vegan food blogs: Exgredients such as gluten-free and extreme case formulations
Cornelia Gerhardt
15–34
Chapter 3. The moral taste of food: A discourse analysis of social media discussions about vegetarianism and veganism
Martina Drescher
35–56
Chapter 4. The local and the global in airline food
Markus Bieswanger
57–77
Chapter 5. Language in transnational communities of consumption: Indexical functions of English in Third Wave Coffee Culture
Britta Schneider
79–98
Chapter 6. Craft beer and linguistic lifestyle emblematization
Theresa Heyd and Marius Eckert
99–121
Mediatization and identity
123–207
Chapter 7. (Un)healthy food discourses: The contradictory roles of health in food discourses and identities in the production of a TV show about food
Jana Declercq
125–144
Chapter 8. Dinner for One: The use of language in eating shows on YouTube
Sofia Rüdiger
145–165
Chapter 9. “Tell me about food and I tell you who you are”: Expert identity in intercultural food discourse via Skype
Stefan Diemer and Marie-Louise Brunner
167–187
Chapter 10. Formality and informality in cooking shows: Paula Deen and the development of a genre
Susanne Mühleisen
189–207
Enculturation and localization
209–276
Chapter 11. A rich sauce of comedy: Talking and laughing about Italian food in digital spaces
Delia Chiaro
211–233
Chapter 12. Naming practices in Singapore’s hawker centres: Echoes of itineracy
Jakob R.E. Leimgruber
235–255
Chapter 13. Naming food in English in multilingual Cameroon
Eric A. Anchimbe
257–276
Index food and food names
277–279
Index
281–284
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020014930