Global and International Media Image

Christof Demont-Heinrich


Dissertation: "English by Popular Demand: American Prestige Press Discourses on Language and Globalization in a Post Cold War World.

This research project examines how Americans collectively imagine their relation to the global hegemony of English. It does so by way of the critical interpretation of accounts of this global social phenomenon published from January 1, 1991 to May 1, 2003 in five American-owned prestige press publications--the Los Angeles Times, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. The committee consisted of Drs. Kira Hall (Linguistics), Lynn Clark, Janice Peck, Stewart Hoover, and Andrew Calabrese (Chair).

Christof is an Instructor (and soon-to-be Assistant Professor) in the School of Communication at the University of Denver.