Discourse 2.0

Discourse 2.0 : Language and New Media

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Our everyday lives are increasingly being lived through electronic media, which are changing our interactions and our communications in ways that we are only beginning to understand. In Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media, editors Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester team up with top scholars in the field to shed light on the ways language is being used in, and shaped by, these new media contexts. Topics explored include: how Web 2.0 can be conceptualized and theorized; the role of English on the worldwide web; how use of social media such as Facebook and texting shape communication with family and friends; electronic discourse and assessment in educational and other settings; multimodality and the "participatory spectacle" in Web 2.0; asynchronicity and turn-taking; ways that we engage with technology including reading on-screen and on paper; and how all of these processes interplay with meaning-making. Students, professionals, and individuals will discover that Discourse 2.0 offers a rich source of insight into these new forms of discourse that are pervasive in our lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 454g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 16 Tables, unspecified; 50 Figures; 4 Illustrations, black and white; 49 Halftones, black and white
  • 1589019547
  • 9781589019546
  • 1,878,845

Table of contents

Introduction Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester, Georgetown University 1. Discourse in Web 2.0: Familiar, Reconfigured, and Emergent Susan C. Herring, Indiana University-Bloomington 2. Polities and Politics of Ongoing Assessments: Evidence from Video-Gaming and Blogging Herve Varenne, Gillian "Gus" Andrews, Aaron Chia-Yuan Hung, and Sarah Wessler, Teachers College, Columbia University 3. Participatory Culture and Metalinguistic Discourse: Performing and Negotiating German Dialects on YouTube Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg 4. "My English Is So Poor...So I Take Photos": Metalinguistic Discourses about English on Flickr Carmen Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong 5. "Their Lives Are So Much Better Than Ours!": The Ritual (Re)construction of Social Identity in Holiday Cards Jenna Mahay, Concordia University Chicago 6. The Medium Is the Metamessage: Conversational Style in New Media Interaction Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University 7. Bringing Mobiles into the Conversation: Applying a Conversation Analytic Approach to the Study of Mobiles in Co-present Interaction Stephen M. DiDomenico, Rutgers University and Jeffrey Boase, Ryerson University 8. Facework on Facebook: Conversations on Social Media Laura West and Anna Marie Trester, Georgetown University 9. Mock Performatives in Online Discussion Boards: Towards a Discourse-Pragmatic Model of Computer-Mediated CommunicationTuija Virtanen, Abo Akademi University 10. Re- and Pre-authoring Experiences in Email Supervision: Creating and Revising Professional Meanings in an Asynchronous Medium Cynthia Gordon and Melissa Luke, Syracuse University 11. Blogs: A Medium for Intellectual Engagement with Course Readings and ParticipantsMarianna Ryshina-Pankova and Jens Kugele, Georgetown University 12. Reading in Print or Onscreen: Better, Worse, or About the Same? Naomi S. Baron, American University 13. Fakebook: Synthetic Media, Pseudo-sociality, and the Rhetorics of Web 2.0 Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington Index
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Will engage not only researchers involved in media and language research but also all producers and consumers of Web 2.0 in an informed and stimulating discussion. Journal of Sociolinguistics
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About Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books on discourse analysis. Anna Marie Trester is a professorial lecturer and director of the master's program in language and communication in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
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