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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication

1st Edition

Edited by Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Tereza Spilioti

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434 pages

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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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Contributors

Editors’ Introduction

Section 1. Methods and Perspectives

    1. Approaches to language variation, Lars Hinrichs
    2. Network analysis, John Paolillo
    3. Digital ethnography, Piia Varis
    4. Multimodal analysis, Carey Jewitt

 

Section 2. Language Resources, Genres, and Discourses

    1. Digital genres and processes of remediation, Theresa Heyd
    2. Style, creativity and play, Yukiko Nishimura
    3. Multilingual resources and practices in digital communication, Carmen Lee
    4. Digital discourses: a critical perspective Tereza Spilioti

 

Section 3. Digital Literacies

    1. Digital media and literacy development, Michele Knobel & Colin Lankshear
    2. Vernacular literacy: orthography and literacy practices, Josh Iorio
    3. Texting and language learning, Clare Wood, Nenagh Kemp & Sam Waldron

 

Section 4. Digital Communication in Public

    1. Digital media in workplace interactions, Erika Darics
    2. Digital advertising, Helen Kelly-Holmes
    3. Corporate blogging and corporate social media, Cornelius Puschmann and Rebecca Hagelmoser
    4. Twitter: design, discourse, and the implications of public text, Lauren Squires

 

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

    1. Online communities and communities of practice, Jo Angouri
    2. Facebook and the discursive construction of the social network, Caroline Tagg & Philip Seargeant
    3. YouTube: language and discourse practices in participatory culture, Jannis Androutsopoulos and Jana Tereick
    4. Translocality, Samu Kytola

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

 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM087000
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General