Approaches to Internet Pragmatics

Theory and practice

Editors
| Zhejiang International Studies University
| University of Alicante
| Roskilde University
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Internet-mediated communication is pervasive nowadays, in an age in which many people shy away from physical settings and often rely, instead, on social media and messaging apps for their everyday communicative needs. Since pragmatics deals with communication in context and how more gets communicated than is said (or typed), applications of this linguistic perspective to internet communication, under the umbrella label of internet pragmatics, are not only welcome, but necessary.

The volume covers straightforward applications of pragmatic phenomena to internet interactions, as happens with speech acts and contextualization, and internet-specific kinds of communication such as the one taking place on WhatsApp, WeChat and Twitter. This collection also addresses the role of emoticons and emoji in typed-text dialogues and the importance of “physical place” in internet interactions (exhibiting an interplay of online-offline environments), as is the case in the role of place in locative media and in broader place-related communication, as in migration.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 318]  Expected February 2021.  vii, 341 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Approaching internet pragmatics
Chaoqun Xie, Francisco Yus and Hartmut Haberland
Part I. Theoretical and methodological perspectives
Chapter 1. Expanding pragmatics: Values, goals, ranking, and internet adaptability
Jacob L. Mey
Chapter 2. Computer-mediated discourse in context: Pluralism of communicative action and discourse common ground
Anita Fetzer
Chapter 3. Cyberpragmatics in the age of locative media
Francisco Yus
Chapter 4. Interpreting emoji pragmatics
Ashley R. Dainas and Susan C. Herring
Chapter 5. Speech acts and the dissemination of knowledge in social networks
Paolo Labinaz and Marina Sbisà
Part II. The discursive management of self on the internet
Chapter 6. Humour and self-presentation on WhatsApp profile status
Carmen Maíz Arévalo
Chapter 7. Inviting a purchase: A multimodal analysis of staged authenticity in WeChat social selling
Chaoqun Xie and Ying Tong
Chapter 8. Online nicks, impoliteness, and Jewish identity in Israeli Russian conflict discourse
Renee Perelmutter
Part III. Pragmatics of internet-mediated texts
Chapter 9. Candidates’ use of Twitter during the 2016 Austrian presidential campaign
Helmut Gruber
Chapter 10. A study on how cultural and gender parameters affect emoticon distribution, usage and frequency in American and Japanese online discourse
Barry Kavanagh
Chapter 11. Migration through the English-Greek translated press
Maria Sidiropoulou
Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020040614