Dialogue across Media

| University of Paderborn
| University of Bournemouth
ISBN 9789027210456 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266156 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
With chapters on social media, videogames and human-machine communication, Dialogue across Media provides a comprehensive overview of the role of dialogue in contemporary media. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners from multiple fields and disciplines, including screenwriters, literary critics, linguists and new media theorists, each chapter provides an in-depth analysis of dialogue in action. Together, these chapters demonstrate the unique energy and versatility that dialogic forms can offer artists and readers alike, and the special role that dialogue plays in helping us to understand the complexities and contradictions of human interaction.

Dialogue across Media provides an essential resource for students and specialists in many fields concerned with dialogue, including language and literature, media and cultural studies, narratology and rhetoric.

[Dialogue Studies, 28]  2017.  ix, 296 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Dialogue across Media
Jarmila Mildorf and Bronwen Thomas
Part I. Creating characters through dialogue
Pragmatic stylistics and dramatic dialogue: Re-assessing Gus’s role in Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter
Susan Mandala
Dialogue and character in 21st century TV drama: The case of ‘Sherlock Holmes’
Kay P. Richardson
Look who’s talking: Using transactional analysis in the writing of effective screenplay dialogue
Craig Batty and Wilf Hashimi
All talk: Dialogue and intimacy in Spike Jonze’s Her
Bronwen Thomas
Part II. Involvement, audience design and social interaction
Studying everyday conversation: News announcements and news receipts in telephone conversations
Aino Koivisto
Dialogic interactions on radio: Studs Terkel’s literary interviews
Jarmila Mildorf
Dialogism in journalistic discourse: An analysis of Ian McEwan’s “Savagely Awoken”
Marina Lambrou
Friends and followers ‘in the know’: A narrative interactional approach to social media participation
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Dialogue with computers: Dialogue games in action
Paul Piwek
Part III. Playfulness and narrative functions of dialogue
Dialogue in Audiophonic Fiction: The Case of Audio Drama
Lars Bernaerts
Dialogue in comics: Medium-specific features and basic narrative functions
Kai Mikkonen
Dialogue in video games
Sebastian Domsch
Dialogue and interaction in role-playing games: Playful communication as Ludic culture
Frans Mäyrä
“Mildorf and Thomas’ Dialogue across Media constitutes a timely collection of exciting research into the arguably neglected role of dialogue in contemporary media texts.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016041071 | Marc record