LINGUIST List 32.1619

Mon May 10 2021

Books: Approaches to Internet Pragmatics: Xie, Yus, Haberland (eds.)

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Date: 10-May-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Approaches to Internet Pragmatics: Xie, Yus, Haberland (eds.)
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Title: Approaches to Internet Pragmatics
Subtitle: Theory and practice
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 318
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.318

Editor: Chaoqun Xie
Editor: Francisco Yus
Editor: Hartmut Haberland
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260352 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260352 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260352 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208071 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208071 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208071 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Internet-mediated communication is pervasive nowadays, in an age in which many people shy away from physical settings and often rely, instead, on social media and messaging apps for their everyday communicative needs. Since pragmatics deals with communication in context and how more gets communicated than is said (or typed), applications of this linguistic perspective to internet communication, under the umbrella label of "internet pragmatics", are not only welcome, but necessary.

The volume covers straightforward applications of pragmatic phenomena to internet interactions, as happens with speech acts and contextualization, and internet-specific kinds of communication such as the one taking place on WhatsApp, WeChat and Twitter. This collection also addresses the role of emoticons and emoji in typed-text dialogues and the importance of “physical place” in internet interactions (exhibiting an interplay of online-offline environments), as is the case in the role of place in locative media and in broader place-related communication, as in migration.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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