Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

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The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.From talking to text messaging Mobile phones were initially designed as an extension of landline telephones. Text messaging was introduced as an afterthought, in some ways (Hillebrand, Trosby, Holley, and Harris 2010; Trosby 2004).

Title:Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication
Author:Susan Herring, Dieter Stein, Tuija Virtanen
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2013-01-30


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