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LINGUIST List 21.577

Thu Feb 04 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Text/Corpus Linguistics: Myers (Ed)

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis: Myers (Ed)

Message 1: The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis: Myers (Ed)
Date: 02-Feb-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis: Myers (Ed)
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Title: The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis
Series Title: Continuum Discourse Series
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132398&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Greg Myers
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847064134 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847064134 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847064141 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847064141 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 44.99
Abstract:

Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact
on society. Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a
collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or
web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film
adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve
to provide a coherent basis for a discourse analysis of specific web
language.

What makes these forms distinctive as genres, and what ramifications does
the technology have on the language? Myers looks at how blogs and wikis:

*allow for easier than ever publication
*can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies
*provide alternate perspectives on events
*exemplify globalization
*challenge demarcations between the personal and the public
*construct new communities and more

Drawing on a wide range of popular blogs and wikis, the book works
alongside an author blog - http://thelanguageofblogs.typepad.com/ - that
contains regularly updated links, references and a glossary. An essential
textbook for upper level undergraduates on linguistics and language studies
courses, it elucidates, informs and offers insights into a major new type
of discourse. This coursebook includes a companion website for student and
lecturer use.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=45010


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