Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media by Deborah Tannen, Anna Marie Trester

By Deborah Tannen, Anna Marie Trester

Our daily lives are more and more being lived via digital media, that are altering our interactions and our communications in ways in which we're basically starting to comprehend. In Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media, editors Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester group up with most sensible students within the box to make clear the methods language is getting used in, and formed by way of, those new media contexts.

Topics explored contain: how net 2.0 will be conceptualized and theorized; the position of English at the all over the world internet; how use of social media akin to fb and texting form communique with friends and family; digital discourse and evaluate in academic and different settings; multimodality and the "participatory spectacle" in internet 2.0; asynchronicity and turn-taking; ways in which we have interaction with expertise together with analyzing on-screen and on paper; and the way all of those approaches interaction with meaning-making.

Students, pros, and contributors will become aware of that Discourse 2.0 bargains a wealthy resource of perception into those new sorts of discourse which are pervasive in our lives.

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2004. Computer-mediated discourse analysis: An approach to researching online behavior. In Designing for virtual communities in the service of learning, ed. Sasha A. Barab, Rob Kling, and James H. Gray, 338–76. New York: Cambridge University Press. ———. 2007. A faceted classification scheme for computer-mediated discourse. Language@Internet 4, article 1. org/articles/2007/761. ———. 2009. New directions in CMC research: CMCMC. Plenary speech, Illinois Language and Linguistic Society Conference (ILLS 1), Urbana, May 31.

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