Article published in:Contrastive Media Analysis: Approaches to linguistic and cultural aspects of mass media communication
Edited by Stefan Hauser and Martin Luginbühl
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 226] 2012
► pp. 145–176
Language and culture in minor media text types
A diachronic, intralinguistic analysis from fanzines to webzines
The aim of this study is to focus on the relationship between the macro phenomenon “culture” and the micro analysis of text structures of a specific genre – fanzines – to provide empirical evidence of how the genre ascribed to a social group reflects specific, culturally shaped world views. The study also investigates the diachronic, intermedia dimensions of a specific genre – punkzines – providing evidence of anticipated forms of the language used in current text messaging and arguing whether the virtualization of the cultural and social spaces related to the evolution of fanzines into webzines has left their social function unchanged while affecting our understanding of “culture”.
Published online: 13 November 2012