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The Language of Social Media

Identity and Community on the Internet

Editors: Seargeant, P., Tagg, C. (Eds.)

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This timely book examines language on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Studies from leading language researchers, and experts on social media, explore how social media is having an impact on how we relate to each other, the communities we live in, and the way we present a sense of self in twenty-first century society.

About the authors

Ana Deumert, University of Cape Town, South Africa Henna Jousmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Samu Kytölä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Carmen Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong Aoife Lenihan, University of Limerick, Ireland Sirpa Leppänen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Frank Monaghan, The Open University, UK Ruth Page, University of Leicester, UK Saija Peuronen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Philip Seargeant, The Open University, UK Caroline Tagg, University of Birmingham, UK Toshie Takahashi, Waseda University, Japan Camilla Vásquez, University of South Florida, USA Elina Westinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Michele Zappavigna, University of New South Wales, Australia

Reviews

“This volume collects 10 diverse studies analysing language, identity and community on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and TripAdvisor. … the book is a significant contribution to the field of social media and identity construction for students and fellow researchers alike.” (Andrew Brindle, Discourse & Society, Vol. 28 (2), 2017)

“This volume opens a window for doing more research into language use on social media sites. … an insightful and exciting read for scholars in computer-mediated communication, discourse analysis and social media studies. The volume also offers insights for Chinese scholars who may seek to explore how the affordances of Chinese social media sites … shape Chinese people’s semiotic style choice. Readers may use this volume as a platform for further study of cross-cultural online communicative practices … .” (Wenge Chen, Pragmatics and Society, Vol. 7 (2), 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The language of social media

    Seargeant, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • The performance of a ludic self on social network(ing) sites

    Deumert, Ana

    Pages 23-45

  • Hoaxes, hacking and humour: analysing impersonated identity on social network sites

    Page, Ruth

    Pages 46-64

  • ‘Usually not one to complain but…’: constructing identities in user-generated online reviews

    Vásquez, Camilla

    Pages 65-90

  • Language choice and self-presentation in social media: the case of university students in Hong Kong

    Lee, Carmen

    Pages 91-111

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Language of Social Media
Book Subtitle
Identity and Community on the Internet
Editors
  • P. Seargeant
  • C. Tagg
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02931-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137029317
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02930-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44013-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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