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LINGUIST List 23.2253

Thu May 10 2012

Books: Cohesive Profiling: Hoffmann

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


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Date: 09-May-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Cohesive Profiling: Hoffmann
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Title: Cohesive Profiling
Subtitle: Meaning and interaction in personal weblogs
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 219
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.219

Author: Christian R. Hoffmann
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274694 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274694 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256249 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256249 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256249 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

"Cohesive Profiling" provides one of the first linguistic descriptions of blog
discourse, focusing on the cohesive relations which enable users to construe
blogs as compatible meaningful wholes. With a corpus-based analysis of
cohesive relations in personal blogs, the study surprisingly reveals that there is
only limited cohesive rapport between the textual contributions of blog authors
and readers. The book retraces blogs' technological, linguistic and generic
evolution and describes how today's blog genres are structured and composed.
Additionally, it is shown how cohesive interaction, shared knowledge and
technological expertise converge in blog readers trying to keep track of blog
topics, purposes and identities over time. The book is of interest to researchers
in discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and pragmatics as well as to scholars
working in the field of computer-mediated communication.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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