Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication


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Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication by Susan Herring

The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110214451
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Series: Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS] Series , #9
Pages: 771
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Susan C. Herring, Indiana University, USA; Dieter Stein, University of Düsseldorf, Germany; Tuija Virtanen, Abo Akademi University, Finnland.

Table of Contents

Preface to the handbook series v

Preface to this handbook ix

1 Introduction to the pragmatics of computer-mediated communication Susan C. Herring Dieter Stein Tuija Virtanen 3

I Pragmatics of computer-mediated modes

2 Email communication Christa Dürscheid Carmen Frehner 35

3 Mailing list communication Helmut Gruber 55

4 Blogging Cornelius Puschmann 83

5 Real-time chat John C. Paolillo Asta Zelenkauskaite 109

6 Instant messaging Naomi S. Baron 135

7 Text messaging Crispin Thurlow Michele Poff 163

8 Mobile phone communication Rich Ling Naomi S. Baron 191

9 Synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication Christopher Jenks Alan Firth 217

II Classic pragmatic phenomena in computer-mediated communication

10 Relevance in computer-mediated conversation Susan C. Herring 245

11 Performativity in computer-mediated communication Tuija Virtanen 269

12 Address in computer-mediated communication Sandi Michele de Oliveira 291

13 Apologies in email discussions Sandra Harrison Diane Allton 315

14 Internet advice Miriam A. Locher 339

15 Deception in computer-mediated communication Jeffrey Hancock Amy Gonzalez 363

III Pragmatics of computer-mediated communication phenomena

16 Email hoaxes Theresa Heyd 387

17 Authentication and Nigerian Letters Martin Gill 411

18 The maxims of online nicknames Loukia Lindholm 437

19 Micro-linguistic structural features of computer-mediated communication Markus Bieswanger 463

IV Discourse pragmatics of computer-mediated interaction

20 Rhythm and timing in chat room interaction Rodney Jones 489

21 Conversational floor in computer-mediated discourse James Simpson 515

22 Conversational coherence in small group chat Kris M. Markman 539

23 Repair in chat room interaction Jennifer Baker Jacobs Angela Cora Garcia 565

24 Responses and non-responses in workplace emails Karianne Skovholt Jan Svennevig 589

25 Small talk, politeness, and email communication in the workplace Amelie Hössjer 613

26 Flaming and linguistic impoliteness on a listserv Brenda Danet 639

V Broader perspectives

27 Code-switching in computer-mediated communication Jannis Androutsopoulos 667

28 Narrative analysis and computer-mediated communication Alexandra Georgakopoulou 695

29 Genre and computer-mediated communication Janet Giltrow 717

About the authors 739

Subject index 747

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