The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview of language-focused research on digital communication, taking stock and registering the latest trends that set the agenda for future developments in this thriving and fast moving field. The contributors are all leading figures or established authorities in their areas, covering a wide range of topics and concerns in the following seven sections:
• Methods and Perspectives;
• Language Resources, Genres, and Discourses;
• Digital Literacies;
• Digital Communication in Public;
• Digital Selves and Online-Offline Lives;
• Communities, Networks, Relationships;
• New debates and Further directions.
This volume showcases critical syntheses of the established literature on key topics and issues and, at the same time, reflects upon and engages with cutting edge research and new directions for study (as emerging within social media). A wide range of languages are represented, from Japanese, Greek, German and Scandinavian languages, to computer-mediated Arabic, Chinese and African languages.
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers within English language and linguistics, applied linguistics and media and communication studies.
"This book brings together the insights of an outstanding group of researchers in the area of digital communication, drawn from a range of linguistic fields. The approaches surveyed range from network analysis, and digital ethnography, to multimodal discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. It is key reading for anyone aiming to understand digital cultures, and computer-mediated communication." - Michele Zappavigna, The University of New South Wales, Australia
"This handbook provides a comprehensive and critical overview of cutting-edge research, drawing on data from many different languages and varied contexts. The collection addresses current trends as well as methodological challenges within the field of computer-mediated communication in linguistics and will provide novices and seasoned scholars with a rich resource for future studies." - Miriam A. Locher, University of Basel, Switzerland
"The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication showcases critical syntheses of the established literature on key topics and issues, including discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and literary studies…the handbook is a substantial contribution to the burgeoning field of digital communication, which can intrigue and inspire further fruitful research. Readers can surely benefit greatly from this comprehensive collection of research; therefore, I highly recommend it for anyone aiming to understand digital cultures and computer-mediated communication." - Zsuzsanna Zsubrinszky, Budapest Business School, LINGUIST List
Section 1. Methods and Perspectives
Section 2. Language Resources, Genres, and Discourses
Section 3. Digital Literacies
Section 4. Digital Communication in Public
Section 5. Digital Selves and Online and Offline Lives
5.1. The role of the body and space in digital multimodality, Elizabeth Keating
5.2. Second Life: language and virtual identity, Ashraf Abdullah
5.3. Online multiplayer games, Lisa Newon
5.4. Relationality, friendship & identity in digital communication, Sage Lambert Graham
Section 6. Communities, Networks, Relationships
Section 7. New Debates and Further Directions
7.1. Social reading in a digital world, Naomi Baron
7.2. New frontiers in interactive multimodal communication, Susan Herring
7.3. Moving between the big and the small: identity and interaction in digital contexts, Ruth Page
7.4. Surveillance, Rodney Jones
7.5. Choose now! media, literacies, identities, politics Charles Ess
Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics provide comprehensive overviews of the key topics in applied linguistics. All entries for the handbooks are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible and carefully edited Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics are the ideal resource for both advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students.