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LINGUIST List 24.5270

Tue Dec 17 2013

Books: Discourse of Twitter and Social Media: Zappavigna

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Dec-2013
From: Charlotte Rose <charlotte.rosebloomsbury.com>
Subject: Discourse of Twitter and Social Media: Zappavigna
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Title: Discourse of Twitter and Social Media
Subtitle: How We Use Language to Create Affiliation on the Web
Series Title: Bloomsbury Discourse
Published: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
                http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/discourse-of-twitter-and-social-media-9781472531544/

Author: Michele Zappavigna
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441123039 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: PDF eBook
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441138712 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 74.99 Comment: EPUB eBook
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441141866 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781472531544 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Abstract:

Social media such as microblogging services and social networking sites are changing the way people interact online and search for information and opinions. This book investigates linguistic patterns in electronic discourse, looking at online evaluative language, Internet slang, memes and ambient affiliation using a large Twitter corpus (over 100 million tweets) alongside specialized case studies. The author argues that we are currently witnessing a cultural movement from online conversation to what can be termed 'searchable talk' - online talk where people affiliate by making their discourse findable (for example, via metadata such as Twitter hashtags) by others holding similar interests. This cutting edge text will be of interest to all scholars and students dealing with electronically mediated discourse.





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

Written In: English (eng)

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