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- DescriptionSocial Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when they communicate on social media sites. This textbook provides: * An introduction to the linguistic frameworks currently used to analyse language found in social media contexts * An outline of the practical steps and ethical guidelines entailed when gathering linguistic data from social media sites and platforms * A range of illustrative case studies, which cover different approaches, linguistic topics, digital platforms, and national contexts Each chapter begins with a clear summary of the topics covered and also suggests sources for further reading to supplement the initial discussion and case studies. Written with an international outlook, Researching Language and Social Media is an essential book for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication Studies.
- Author BiographyRuth Page works in the School of English at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Literary and Linguistic Approaches to Feminist Narratology (2006) and Stories and Social Media (2012), editor of New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality (2010), and co-editor of New Narratives: Stories and Storytelling in the Digital Age (2011). David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University and Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. His recent publications include Language Online (2013) and Local Literacies (reissued 2012), both Routledge. Johann W. Unger is a lecturer at Lancaster University's department of Linguistics and English Language. His recent publications include The Discursive Construction of Scots (2013, Benjamins). Michele Zappavigna is a lecturer in the School of Arts and the Media at the University of New South Wales. Her recent books include Discourse of Twitter and Social Media (Continuum, 2012) and Tacit Knowledge and Spoken Discourse (Bloomsbury, 2013).
- Author(s)David Barton,Johann Wolfgang Unger,Michele Zappavigna,Ruth Page
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication27/06/2014
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note12 black & white tables, 9 black & white line drawings
- Weight317 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
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