Complimenting Behavior and (Self-)Praise across Social Media

New contexts and new insights

ORCID logoMaría Elena Placencia | Birkbeck, University of London
ORCID logoZohreh R. Eslami | Texas A&M University
ISBN 9789027207579 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260727 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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The present volume focuses on complimenting behavior, including the awarding of (self-)praise, as manifested on social media. These commonplace activities have been found to fulfil a wide range of functions in face-to-face interaction, discoursal and relational amongst others. However, even though the giving of compliments and praise has become a pervasive practice in online environments, it remains a largely underexplored field of study within pragmatics. Self-praise is an activity that appears at the present time to be rapidly gaining ground online, and the various functions it performs clearly also need further investigation. The different contributions to this ground-breaking volume – 12 in total – aim to address this gap in research by exploring and shedding light on a number of aspects of these phenomena in a range of languages and language varieties. New socio-digital contexts are examined, supported in some cases by social networking sites not previously studied in complimenting behavior research. These include Facebook, Instagram, Renren, Twitter, as well as web forums, message boards and live text commentary.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 313] 2020.  xi, 315 pp. + index
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume has contributed to different fields of research such as socio- and intercultural pragmatics as well as intercultural pragmatics, and also to the broad field of TMC. This publication constitutes an up-to-date and welcome addition to the field of pragmatics and should be of interest to graduate students, advanced undergraduates and scholars engaged in pragmatic research.”
“This book is particularly helpful for students and researchers in linguistic pragmatics, politeness research, cross-cultural communication, and technology-mediated communication.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies



Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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