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Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Crispin Thurlow and Kristine Mroczek


This book offers a distinctly sociolinguistic perspective on the nature of language in digital technologies. It starts by bringing new media sociolinguistics up to date, addressing technologies like instant messaging, text messaging, blogging, photo-sharing, mobile phones, gaming, social network sites, and video sharing. Chapters cover a range of communicative contexts (journalism, tourism, leisure, performance, public debate), communicators (professional and lay, young people and adults, intimates, and groups), and languages (Irish, Hebrew, Chinese, Finnish, Japanese, German, Greek, Arabic, F ... More

Keywords: discourse, language, digital digital technologies, sociolingusitics, new media, multimodality, stance, genre, style, language ideology

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199795437
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crispin Thurlow, editor
University of Washington

Kristine Mroczek, editor
University of Washington

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Part ONE Metadiscursive Framings of New Media Language

Chapter 2 When Friends Who Talk Together Stalk Together: Online Gossip as Metacommunication

Graham M. Jones, Bambi B. Schieffelin, and Rachel E. Smith

PART TWO Creative Genres: Texting, Messaging, and Multimodality

PART THREE Style and Stylization: Identity Play and Semiotic Invention

Part FOUR Stance: Ideological Position Taking and Social Categorization

Part FIVE New Practices, Emerging Methodologies

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