List of John Benjamins publications for which Ying Tong plays a role.
Complaining, teasing, and meme-framing: Socializing through Moments storytelling. Formality and Informality in Online Performances, Rüdiger, Sofia and Susanne Mühleisen (eds.), pp. 66–912022.
This article explores the pragmatic act of complaining on WeChat Moments (henceforth Moments) focusing on the following question: When complaints are made in a social context where ratified viewers are hard to define, how are such acts constructed and construed? The multimodal data under study come… read more | Article
Review of Huang & Jaszczolt (2018): Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals. Pragmatics and Society 12:1, pp. 157–1612021.
Chapter 7. Inviting a purchase: A multimodal analysis of staged authenticity in WeChat social selling. Approaches to Internet Pragmatics: Theory and practice, Xie, Chaoqun, Francisco Yus and Hartmut Haberland (eds.), pp. 207–2342021.
The present study investigates the pragmatic strategies and effects of self-presentation performance in a social selling context either by way of status updates or through group chat in WeChat, a popular social networking platform in China. Drawing on Goffman’s (1959, 1974, 1981) outstanding… read more | Chapter
Bonding across Chinese social media: The pragmatics of language play in “精 (sang) 彩 (xin) 有 (bing) 趣 (kuang)” construction. Pragmatics 30:3, pp. 431–4572020.
This paper explores social bonding in language play via the construction of ‘Chinese character (annotation)’ on two major social media platforms (Sina Weibo and WeChat) in China. The Chinese characters and their bracketed annotations under study, despite their one-to-one matching in sequence, never… read more | Article
Lawrence N. Berlin, Elda Weizman and Anita Fetzer (eds.) The dynamics of political discourse: Forms and functions of follow-ups. Functions of Language 26:3, pp. 372–3802019.
Elda Weizman & Anita Fetzer (eds.) Follow-ups in political discourse: Explorations across contexts and discourse domains. Functions of Language 26:2, pp. 266–2742019.
Constructing ‘ordinariness’: An analysis of Jack Ma’s narrative identities on Sina Weibo. The Construction of ‘Ordinariness’ across Media Genres, Fetzer, Anita and Elda Weizman (eds.), pp. 179–2052019.
In this chapter, we attempt, inspired by Sacks’ (1984) discussion of “doing being ordinary”, to explore and expound the means and purposes celebrities do “being ordinary” on social media and the related notions of narrative in digital communication and narrative identity. These notions are… read more | Chapter
“A tour guide losing her cool”: Emotional stance and social positioning in doing moral work. Pragmatics and Society: Online-First Articles.
This article seeks to explore the mechanisms of holding others accountable for a perceived deviation from moral order through public complaints on Chinese social media as well as the influences of emotional stance and social positioning when people perceive a breach of the moral order and try to… read more | Article