Participation in Public and Social Media Interactions

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| University of Lódz
| Masaryk University of Brno
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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.
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Table of Contents
Researching interactional forms and participant structures in public and social media
Jan Chovanec and Marta Dynel
1–23
Reconsidering participation frameworks
Participation frameworks and participation in televised sitcom, candid camera and stand-up comedy
Alexander Brock
27–47
Participation structures in Twitter interaction: Arguing for the broadcaster role
Fawn Draucker
49–66
Participant roles and embedded interactions in online sports broadcasts
Jan Chovanec
67–95
Participation and interpersonal pragmatics
Troubles talk, (dis)affiliation and the participation order in Taiwanese-Chinese online discussion boards
Michael Haugh and Wei-Lin Melody Chang
99–133
Humour in microblogging: Exploiting linguistic humour strategies for identity construction in two Facebook focus groups
Miriam A. Locher and Brook Bolander
135–155
Impoliteness in the service of verisimilitude in film interaction
Marta Dynel
157–182
“That’s none of your business, Sy”: The pragmatics of vocatives in film dialogue
Raffaele Zago
183–207
Forms of participation
A participation perspective on television evening news in the age of immediacy
Linda Lombardo
211–231
What I can (re)make out of it: Incoherence, non-cohesion, and re-interpretation in YouTube video responses
Elisabetta Adami
233–257
Enhancing citizen engagement: Political weblogs and participatory democracy
Georgia Riboni
259–280
Index
281–285
“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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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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