Talking about Food

The social and the global in eating communities

| University of Bayreuth
| University of Bayreuth
ISBN 9789027207081 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260994 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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
Lifestylization and the global
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
Chapter 3. The moral taste of food: A discourse analysis of social media discussions about vegetarianism and veganism
Martina Drescher
Chapter 4. The local and the global in airline food
Markus Bieswanger
Chapter 5. Language in transnational communities of consumption: Indexical functions of English in Third Wave Coffee Culture
Britta Schneider
Chapter 6. Craft beer and linguistic lifestyle emblematization
Theresa Heyd and Marius Eckert
Mediatization and identity
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
Chapter 8. Dinner for One: The use of language in eating shows on YouTube
Sofia Rüdiger
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
Chapter 10. Formality and informality in cooking shows: Paula Deen and the development of a genre
Susanne Mühleisen
Enculturation and localization
Chapter 11. A rich sauce of comedy: Talking and laughing about Italian food in digital spaces
Delia Chiaro
Chapter 12. Naming practices in Singapore’s hawker centres: Echoes of itineracy
Jakob R.E. Leimgruber
Chapter 13. Naming food in English in multilingual Cameroon
Eric A. Anchimbe
Index food and food names
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020014930 | Marc record