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Title: Digital Discourse
Subtitle: Language in the New Media
Edited By: Crispin Thurlow
Kristine Mroczek
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Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Description:

Digital Discourse offers a distinctly sociolinguistic perspective on the nature
of language in digital technologies. It starts by simply bringing new media
sociolinguistics up to date, addressing current technologies like instant
messaging, textmessaging, blogging, photo-sharing, mobile phones, gaming,
social network sites, and video sharing. Chapters cover a range of
communicative contexts (journalism, gaming, tourism, leisure, performance,
public debate), communicators (professional and lay, young people and
adults, intimates and groups), and languages (Irish, Hebrew, Chinese,
Finnish, Japanese, German, Greek, Arabic, and French). The volume is
organized around topics of primary interest to sociolinguists, including genre,
style and stance. With commentaries from the two most internationally
recognized scholars of new media discourse (Naomi Baron and Susan
Herring) and essays by well-established scholars and new voices in
sociolinguistics, the volume will be more current, more diverse, and more
thematically unified than any other collection on the topic.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Mandarin
Finnish
French
German
Irish
Greek, Modern
Hebrew
Japanese
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