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LINGUIST List 25.987

Thu Feb 27 2014

Books: Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse: Chiluwa, Ifukor, Taiwo (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Feb-2014
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse: Chiluwa, Ifukor, Taiwo (Eds)
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Title: Pragmatics of Nigerian English in Digital Discourse
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 26
Published: 2014
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Book URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Editor: Innocent Eberechi Chiluwa
Editor: Presley Ifukor
Editor: Rotimi Olorunfemi Taiwo
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862885336 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 58.80

Language use on the Internet is an active human behaviour that mirrors not only the language habits of its users but also their cultural traits. English like other languages that are used on the Internet is constrained by the technology of the new media; thus, some new styles of language use in communication are noticeable as users attempt to impose the techniques of the modern information technology on the old system of language. Nigerian English as one of the New Englishes for example, has established itself in the cyberspace with the unmistakable ‘Nigerianness’ that is unique to the social and cultural identity of its users. This book is a scholarly attempt at harnessing research results in the investigation of intercultural pragmatics of Nigerian English in the context of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC).

The contributions in the book represent some aspects of the current state of the art research in linguistics/discourse pragmatics seen in the broad sense as a functional (i.e. social and cultural) perspective on digital discourse. The studies exemplify the manifestation of Nigerian English on Twitter and Facebook, as well as in texting, blogs, e-learning and online chats. Pragmatics theories and approaches applied in the analyses include politeness, speech/pragmatic acts, relevance and Gricean- pragmatics. This book will serve as a good resource and reference materials for graduate and undergraduate students of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, intercultural pragmatics, new media and communication studies and Internet research in Africa.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): Pidgin, Nigerian (pcm)

Written In: English (eng)

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