• Novelty Twitter accounts and political humour
• Tumblr Chats
• Amazon review parodies.
This timely book uncovers the linguistic and interactional mechanisms underlying various types of creative, playful, and humorous texts online. It is essential reading for students and researchers working in the areas of language and media, and language and communication.
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 Practiceswill be of interest to advanced students studying courses on digital literacies or language and digital practices.
Health and Risk Communication provides a critical and comprehensive overview of the core issues surrounding health and risk communication from the perspective of applied linguistics. It outlines the ways applied linguistics differs from other methods of understanding health and risk communication, assesses the benefits and limitations of the approaches used by different scholars in the field, and offers an innovative framework for consolidating past research and charting new directions.
Utilizing data from clinical interactions and everyday life, this book addresses a number of crucial questions including:
How are the everyday actions we take around health constructed and constrained through discourse?
What is the role of texts in influencing health behaviour, and how are these texts put together and interpreted by readers?
How are actions and identities around health and risk negotiated in situated social interactions, and what are the factors that influence these negotiations?
How will new technologies like genetic screening influence the way we communicate about health?
How does communication about health and risk help create communities and institutions and reflect and reproduce broader ideologies and patterns of power and inequality within societies?
Health and Risk Communication: An Applied Linguistic Perspective is essential reading for advanced students and researchers studying and working in this area.
This textbook provides:
An introduction to the linguistic frameworks currently used to analyse language found in social media contexts
An outline of the practical steps and ethical guidelines entailed when gathering linguistic data from social media sites and platforms
A range of illustrative case studies, which cover different approaches, linguistic topics, digital platforms, and national contexts
Each chapter begins with a clear summary of the topics covered and also suggests sources for further reading to supplement the initial discussion and case studies. Written with an international outlook, Researching Language and Social Media is an essential book for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication Studies.
• Political Voices in Terrorism
• Activist Voices in New Media
• Corporate Voices in Climate Change
This book will particularly appeal to researchers working within the field of discourse analysis, and more generally for students of postgraduate research and specialists in the field of language, linguistics, and media. The book can also be used as a guide for non-specialists in better understanding the complexities of public discourses, and how they shape society’s perceptions of some key social and political issues.
This lively book will be essential reading for any student or researcher working in the area of language and humour and will be of interest to those in language and media and sociolinguistics.