Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions

ORCID logoMarta Dynel | University of Lódz
ORCID logoJan Chovanec | Masaryk University of Brno
ISBN 9789027256614 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268945 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book deals with participation frameworks in modern social and public media. It brings together several cutting-edge research studies that offer exciting new insights into the nature and formats of interpersonal communication in diverse technology-mediated contexts. Some papers introduce new theoretical extensions to participation formats, while others present case studies in various discourse domains spanning public and private genres. Adopting the perspective of the pragmatics of interaction, these contributions discuss data ranging from public, mass-mediated and quasi-authentic texts, fully staged and scripted textual productions, to authentic, non-scripted private messages and comments, both of a permanent and ephemeral nature. The analyses include news interviews, online sports reporting, sitcoms, comedy shows, stand-up comedies, drama series, institutional and personal blogs, tweets, follow-up YouTube video commentaries, and Facebook status updates. All the authors emphasize the role of context and pay attention to how meaning is constructed by participants in interactions in increasingly complex participation frameworks existing in traditional as well as novel technologically mediated interactions.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 256] 2015.  vi, 285 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This is such a timely volume, given that participation has become a hot topic because it is so relevant to public and social media. The volume contains a wealth of riches: varying contexts (e.g. sports commentaries, news, weblogs, sitcoms, film), methods (from qualitative analyses to corpus-based analyses) and theoretical perspectives (from humour to impoliteness). I cannot imagine but that any reader will be inspired by something here.”
“In an ever-changing world of public and social media, this volume is an important conceptualisation of how new modes of communication generate new ways of interacting. What endears me most to this book is that it works through the newness and complexity of mediated discourse, in its many forms, by drawing on a reliable framework, namely participation frameworks. It is comforting to see that Goffman’s notion participation prevails as a lens through which to understand our changing world of interaction. Methodologically core the empirical analysis in this volume is the pragmatics of interaction and this neatly transposes our conceptualisations of language in face-to-face interactions to virtual and public spheres.
For scholars of media discourse, pragmatics and social interaction, this will become a core and trusted text.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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