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Title: Dialogar en la Red
Subtitle: La lengua española en chats, e-mails, foros y blogs
Written By: Ana Pano
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11649
Series Title: European University Studies. Series 21: Linguistics. Vol. 324

El objetivo de este estudio es contestar a las preguntas ¿qué actitudes
lingüísticas se generan en el medio electrónico?, ¿cuáles son, si los hay,
los rasgos característicos de la lengua española en Internet? En la primera
parte se exploran críticamente las relaciones entre oralidad y escritura,
sincronía y asincronía e identidad y comunidad en la Red, con el objeto de
superar los parámetros tradicionales de análisis y acercar las
interacciones comunicativas en chats, e-mails, foros de debate y blogs a la
interactividad y la intencionalidad propias del diálogo entendido como
proceso. En la segunda parte se analizan, a través de numerosos ejemplos,
los principales rasgos gráficos, ortográficos, fónicos, morfosintácticos y
léxicos, que constituyen regularidades lingüísticas concretas a menudo
descuidadas frente a los aspectos pragmáticos del lenguaje en Internet.


Superar la dicotomía oralidad-escritura - Superar la dicotomía
sincronía-asincronía - Negociar la identidad en la comunidad - Síntesis y
aplicación - Chat: hablar por hablar - Correo electrónico: diálogo
epistolar - Listas y foros: intercambio de opiniones - Blogs: hablar de sí
mismo (con los demás).

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039116492
Pages: 216
Prices: U.S. $ 60.95
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