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Title: The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis
Edited By: Greg Myers
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132398&SearchType=Basic
Series Title: Continuum Discourse Series
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847064132
ISBN-13: 9781847064134
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
U.K. £ 75.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847064140
ISBN-13: 9781847064141
Pages: 192
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