Meaning and interaction in personal weblogs
Christian R. Hoffmann | University of Augsburg
Cohesive Profiling provides one of the first linguistic descriptions of blog discourse, focusing on the cohesive relations which enable users to construe blogs as compatible meaningful wholes. With a corpus-based analysis of cohesive relations in personal blogs, the study surprisingly reveals that there is only limited cohesive rapport between the textual contributions of blog authors and readers. The book retraces blogs’ technological, linguistic and generic evolution and describes how today’s blog genres are structured and composed. Additionally, it is shown how cohesive interaction, shared knowledge and technological expertise converge in blog readers trying to keep track of blog topics, purposes and identities over time. The book is of interest to researchers in discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and pragmatics as well as to scholars working in the field of computer-mediated communication.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 219] 2012. xxi, 237 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments | pp. xiii–xiv
List of figures | pp. xv–xvi
List of tables | pp. xvii–xviii
List of AWC blogs | p. xix
Typographic conventions | p. xxi
1. The objective | pp. 1–12
2. The object | pp. 13–26
3. The genre | pp. 27–44
4. The format | pp. 45–69
5. The texture | pp. 71–94
6. The corpus | pp. 95–106
7. The analysis I (grammatical cohesion) | pp. 107–154
8. The analysis II (lexical cohesion) | pp. 155–179
9. The interaction: Knowledge and cohesion | pp. 181–203
10. The results | pp. 205–215
Webliography | p. 225
Appendix. Digital questionnaire: (distributed through surveymonkey.com) | pp. 227–229
Person index | pp. 231–232
Subject index | pp. 233–237
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2012000585 | Marc record