Digital Textuality

Digital Textuality

by Paola Trimarco


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Digital Textuality explores the ways in which the English language is used in new media technologies. This undergraduate textbook covers a range of digital text genres, including news sites, social media, collaborative fiction, hypertext fiction and poetry. Using Hallidayan linguistics, along with other approaches, such as Discourse Analysis, Multimodal Semiotics and Text World Theory, this book reflects the latest language-based research in digital texts. Topics included in these chapters are digital literacy, identity, online communities, hybridity and superdiversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137334961
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Paola Trimarco is an Associate Professor at the University of Nizwa in the Sultanate of Oman, where she teaches on the MA in English Language. Her publications include chapters in Teaching the New English: Short Stories (Palgrave), Trends in Pedagogical Stylistics (Continuum) and Handbook of Stylistics (Routledge). She is also the author of three books for Penguin EFL Readers and she is a co-author of The Discourse of Reading Groups: Socio-cognitive Approaches (Routledge).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Digital Textuality.- 2. Learning and Digital Textuality.- 3. Social Networking Sites (SNSs) .- 4. Digital News.- 5. Digital Poetry.- 6. Fiction and Collaboration Online.- 7. Hypertext Fiction.- 8. Genre Hybrids and Superdiversity.- Glossary.

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Digital Textuality is a key resource for students of digital language and digital literature. It engages with the affordances of a variety of new media texts (including e-journalism, social networking sites, collaborative writing projects and electronic literature) and, through outlining and applying relevant linguistic and literary-stylistic approaches, it provides students with a rigorous and systematic toolkit with which they can analyse a wide range of digital texts.' Alice Bell, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

'I am not aware of a directly comparable text that does such a good job of analysing a range of digital texts using linguistic terms and models in a way that is so engaging and interesting to read.' Bronwen Thomas, Bournemouth University, UK

'Trimarco's Digital Textualities is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on textual analysis in digital environments. Importantly, her work is accessible across different disciplines and as such, it bridges theories, approaches and analysis. This text will be useful to students and researchers in Communication and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Education… the list could go on. Reading Digital Textualities makes me excited to try new assignments and tasks with my students, and gives me new ideas for research projects of my own.' DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

'This accessible and comprehensive introduction to the linguistic study of digital text deserves to be used in classrooms everywhere.' Daniel Allington, The Open University, UK

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