From: Mariza Georgalou <m.georgaloulancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Discourse Analysis: The Language of Wishes
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My name is Mariza Georgalou and I am working towards a PhD in
linguistics at Lancaster University, UK.
My research intersects linguistics along with cultural and media studies
aiming to reflect upon how personal and social identity can be
discursively constructed in social network sites such as Facebook,
Twitter, MySpace, etc.
It has come to my attention that one of the main incentives for using
these sites (especially in my country, Greece) is to wish on friends'
name days, birthdays or other felicitous occasions.
Could you please let me know whether there are any studies related to
the language/discourse analysis of wishes? The only one I have come
across is by Liudmila Arcimavičienė, entitled "Cultural reality through
metaphor: A case study of birthday wishes".
I would really appreciate your help.
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