The Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline

Personal - group - collective

Editors
| University of Duisburg-Essen
| University of Heidelberg
| University of Heidelberg
| University of Duisburg-Essen
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This volume explores linguistic identity construction across online and offline contexts. The contributors focus on ‘clusivity’ as an overarching aspect and offer a multifaceted operationalisation of the linguistic processes of identity construction. The studies address three major strands of human identity, each of which can be thought of as an aggregative abstraction with its own complexities: personal identity, group identity and collective identity. The contributions pay special attention to the interplay between the public and private dimensions of the interactions and audiences, as well as the potential impact of social and technical affordances of different communicative settings and online and offline modes of identity construction. The volume is aimed at all researchers concerned with the complex notion of identity, both in linguistics and in neighbouring disciplines.

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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
Introduction: Identity construction in complex discourse contexts
Sonja Kleinke, Nuria Hernández and Birte Bös
1–12
Part I. Personal identities
16–105
Great pretenders: The phenomenon of impersonating (pseudo-)historical personae in medieval blogs, or: Blogging for someone else’s fame?
Monika Kirner-Ludwig
15–56
Constructing personal identities online: Self-disclosure in popular blogs
Elise Salonen
57–80
The development of identity in Batman comics
Claudia Enzweiler
81–106
Part II. Group identities
110–202
Code-switching and identity construction in WhatsApp: Evidence from a (digital) community of practice
Michael Wentker
109–132
Identity and metapragmatic acts in a student forum discussion thread
Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen
133–152
Indeterminate us and them: The complexities of referentiality, identity and group construction in a public online discussion
Sonja Kleinke and Birte Bös
153–176
“no prizes to anybody spotting my typo, by the way”: The interplay between criticism and identity management in the comments sections on newspaper websites
Monika Eller
177–202
Part III. Collective identities
206–266
The use of face-threatening acts in the construction of in- and out-group identities in British parliamentary debates
Sandra Mollin
205–226
“And you know, Jeremy, my father came from a very poor background indeed”: Collective identities and the private-public interface in political discourse
Anita Fetzer
227–248
Nations as persons: Collective identities in conflict
Andreas Musolff
249–266
Index
267–272
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Fetzer, Anita
2019. Some food for thought on the theory and practice of internet pragmatics. Internet Pragmatics 2:1  pp. 34 ff. Crossref logo
Thielemann, Nadine
2019.  In Reference and Identity in Public Discourses [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 306],  pp. 251 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018008131