Approaches to Internet Pragmatics

Theory and practice

ORCID logoChaoqun Xie | Zhejiang International Studies University
ORCID logoFrancisco Yus | University of Alicante
ORCID logoHartmut Haberland | Roskilde University
ISBN 9789027208071 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260352 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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] 2021.  vii, 348 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The volume is well-written and edited in a clear, systematic and accessible manner. The chapters in three parts are balanced with a clearly-related and logical theme, and the text is supported with ample examples, diagrams, pictures and photos to facilitate understanding. Given its innovative and rich content, the volume has undoubtedly opened up new perspectives for pragmatics and will serve as an excellent reference and a practical guide for students, teachers, and researchers in pragmatics and discourse studies who seek to keep themselves current on the latest developments in the field. It deserves my most enthusiastic recommendation.”
“This publication is well-structured and breaks ground in the field of internet pragmatics by exploring new pragmatic phenomena and communicative needs, as well as the major similarities and differences between the online and offline worlds and their impact on people’s language use and interactions. [...] The book constitutes a solid set of resources for researchers, linguists, specialists in political discourse, language learners, and all those interested in delving into the historical evolution and/or on-going revolution in digital human interaction.”
Approaches to Internet Pragmatics is a stimulating contribution with adventurous explorations of unknown territories. This seminal book offers a starting point for researchers in the domain of internet pragmatics to clarify new research agendas and challenges that can drive the fields forward. It is undoubtedly an important work of reference for researchers, teachers and graduate students who want to explore the issues that arise during or as a result of internet communication.”

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020040614