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Discourse and Digital Practices
Doing discourse analysis in the digital age

ISBN 9781138022331
Published February 4, 2015 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

Discourse and Digital Practices shows how tools from discourse analysis can be used to help us understand new communication practices associated with digital media, from video gaming and social networking to apps and photo sharing.

This cutting-edge book:

  • draws together fourteen eminent scholars in the field including James Paul Gee, David Barton, Ilana Snyder, Phil Benson, Victoria Carrington, Guy Merchant, Camilla Vasquez, Neil Selwyn and Rodney Jones
  • answers the central question: "How does discourse analysis enable us to understand digital practices?"
  • addresses a different type of digital media in each chapter
  • demonstrates how digital practices and the associated new technologies challenge discourse analysts to adapt traditional analytic tools and formulate new theories and methodologies
  • examines digital practices from a wide variety of approaches including textual analysis, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, object ethnography, geosemiotics, and critical discourse analysis.

Discourse and Digital Practices will be of interest to advanced students studying courses on digital literacies or language and digital practices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Discourse Analysis and Digital Practices
Rodney H. Jones, Alice Chik, Christoph A. Hafner

Chapter 2 Discourse Analysis of Games
James Paul Gee

Chapter 3 Discourse, Cybernetics, and the Entextualization of the Self
Rodney H. Jones

Chapter 4 Tagging on Flickr as a Social Practice
David Barton

Chapter 5 Intertextuality and Interdiscursivity in Online Consumer Reviews
Camilla Vásquez

Chapter 6 YouTube as Text: Spoken Interaction Analysis and Digital Discourse
Phil Benson

Chapter 7 Co-constructing Identity in Virtual Worlds for Children
Christoph A. Hafner

Chapter 8 Recreational Language Learning and Digital Practices: Positioning and Repositioning
Alice Chik

Chapter 9 Investigating Digital Sex-Talk Practices: A Reflection on Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis
Brian King

Chapter 10 Apps, Adults and Young Children: Researching Digital Literacy Practices in Context
Guy Merchant

Chapter 11 ‘It’s Changed My Life’: iPhone as Technological Artefact
Victoria Carrington

Chapter 12 Digital [email protected] Space: Flows of Language Online and Offline
Carmen Lee

Chapter 13 The Discourse of Celebrity in the Fanvid Ecology of Club Penguin Machinima
Jackie Marsh

Chapter 14 Discourse of ‘Curation’ in Digital Times
Ilana Synder

Chapter 15 The Discursive Construction of Education in the Digital Age
Neil Selwyn  



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Rodney H. Jones is Professor of English at City University of Hong Kong. His main research interests include discourse analysis, health communication and language and sexuality. His books include Discourse in Action: introducing mediated discourse analysis (edited with Sigrid Norris, Routledge, 2005), Understanding Digital Literacies: a practical introduction (with Christoph Hafner, Routledge, 2012), and Health and Risk Communication: an applied linguistic perspective (Routledge, 2013).

Alice Chik is Senior Lecturer in The School of Education at Macquarie University. Her main research areas include narrative inquiry, literacy, and popular culture in language education. She is the co-editor of Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education: international perspectives (Routledge, 2014).

Christoph A. Hafner is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include specialized discourse, digital literacies and language learning and technology. He is co-author of Understanding Digital Literacies: a practical introduction (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Transparency, Power and Control: perspectives on legal communication (Ashgate, 2012).