Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media

Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media

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qElectronic media have come to dominate our linguistic lives. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are reshaping people's interactions. These new worlds of words occasion innovative uses of language and new spaces for constructing identities, forming relationships, and expressing social meanings.q Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media is the next book in the GURT series and was culled from presentations given at the 2011 GURT conference here at GU. Each year, GURT tackles a different topic, chosen by the editor(s) of that particular year. The topic of this book is innovative and novel: Linguists evaluate the use of speech and communication in new media, such as Flickr and blog comments. The discussions are a little more flashy and and unusual, compared with the usual GURT, due to what is being addressed. (See, for example, the conversation-like essay of chapter 13 or the discussion on holiday cards in chapter 5.) The discussion is rich and varied, presenting a new subfield as it is emerging, while relating it to traditional linguistic discourse theories.

Title:Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
Author:Deborah Tannen, Anna Marie Trester
Publisher:Georgetown University Press - 2013


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