Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

by Greg Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847064140

ISBN-13: 9781847064141

Pub. Date: 01/11/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society. Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve to

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Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society. Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve to provide a coherent basis for a discourse analysis of specific web language.
What makes these forms distinctive as genres, and what ramifications does the technology have on the language? Myers looks at how blogs and wikis: *allow for easier than ever publication *can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies *provide alternate perspectives on events *exemplify globalization *challenge demarcations between the personal and the public *construct new communities and more
Drawing on a wide range of popular blogs and wikis, the book works alongside an author blog that contains regularly updated links, references and a glossary. An essential textbook for upper level undergraduates on linguistics and language studies courses, it elucidates, informs and offers insights into a major new type of discourse. This coursebook will include a companion website.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847064141
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/11/2010
Series:
Bloomsbury Discourse Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction: A Linguist in the Blogosphere 2 . Genre: What is a Blog? What is a Wiki? 3. Text: What's in a Link? 4. Spaces: Where is the Blogger? 5. Time: Writing for the Moment 6. Audience: Who Reads this Stuff? 7. Opinions: Where Do I Stand? 8. Evidence: How Do We Know?9. Facts: How Wikipedia Grows 10. Collaboration: Revision and Interaction in Wikipedia 11. Studying Blogs and Wikis: Where Do I Start? Glossary References Links Index

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