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Title: Microblogs global
Subtitle: Eine internationale Studie zu Twitter & Co. aus der Perspektive von zehn Sprachen und elf Ländern
Edited By: Torsten Siever
Peter Schlobinski
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?261436
Series Title: Sprache - Medien - Innovationen

Microblogs haben große Bedeutung neben klassischen Weblogs und Social-Networking-Plattformen wie Facebook erlangt und werden längst auch in traditionellen Medien zitiert. In diesem Band werden Mikrotexte – vorwiegend von Twitter.com – hinsichtlich sprachlicher und kommunikativer Merkmale analysiert; fünfzehn Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen in zehn europäischen und außereuropäischen Sprachen verfasste kurze Postings. Durch die Verwendung eines gemeinsamen Analyserasters werden dabei sowohl sprachunabhängige Eigenschaften von Microblogs als auch sprachspezifische Merkmale deutlich. Untersucht wurden u. a. die Orthografie, Mündlichkeitsmerkmale, sprachökonomische, syntaktische und lexikalische Aspekte sowie die Funktionen der Mikrotexte. Zu jeder Sprache liegt eine Ergebnistabelle vor.

Inhalt: Microblogs, Twitter, Tweets – Sprache, Kommunikation – Web 2.0 – Sprachübergreifende Analysen zur Lexik, Syntax, Sprachökonomie, Mündlichkeit, Orthografie, Pragmatik – Komparative Analyse: Chinesisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Japanisch, Niederländisch, Portugiesisch, Russisch, Spanisch.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Comparative Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631614365
Pages: 315
Prices: U.S. $ 72.95
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Europe EURO 56.00