LINGUIST List 28.4616

Fri Nov 03 2017

Books: Pragmatics of Social Media: Hoffmann, Bublitz (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Michael Czerniakowski <mikelinguistlist.org>


Date: 24-Oct-2017
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <pablo.dominguezdegruyter.com>
Subject: Pragmatics of Social Media: Hoffmann, Bublitz (eds.)
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Title: Pragmatics of Social Media
Series Title: Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS]
Published: 2017
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458679?format=G

Editor: Christian Hoffmann
Editor: Wolfram Bublitz
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110439694 Pages: 724 Price: U.S. $ 290.00
Abstract:

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the pragmatics of social media, i.e. of digitally mediated and Internet-based platforms which are interactively used to share and edit self- and other-generated textual and audio-visual messages. Its five parts offer state-of-the-art reviews and critical evaluations in the light of on-going developments: Part I The Nature of Social Media sets up the conceptual groundwork as it explores key concept such as social media, participation, privacy/publicness. Part II Social Media Platforms focuses on the pragmatics of single platforms such as YouTube, Facebook. Part III Social Media and Discourse covers the micro-and macro-level organization of social media discourse, while Part IV Social Media and Identity reveals the multifarious ways in which users collectively (re-)construct aspects of their identities. Part V Social Media and Functions/Speech Acts surveys pragmatic studies on speech act functions such as disagreeing, complimenting, requesting. Each contribution provides a state-of-the-art review together with a critical evaluation of the existing research.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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