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Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

Ed. by Herring, Susan / Stein, Dieter / Virtanen, Tuija

Series:Handbooks of Pragmatics [HOPS] 9

    • the handbook reflects the state of the art in a comprehensive and coherent way
    • it is internationally oriented andinterdisciplinary
    • it includes reliable orientational overviews useful not only to researchers but also to students and teachersin more than 20 extensive articles
    • provides a valuable subject index

    Aims and Scope


    The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.

    Reduced series price (print) available! > For orders, please contact degruyter@de.rhenus.com.

    Supplementary Information

    Susan C. Herring, Indiana University, USA; Dieter Stein, University of Düsseldorf, Germany; Tuija Virtanen, Abo Akademi University, Finnland.

    " On the whole, the volume offers a broad and interesting sample of CMC research and would be of interest to advanced students and researchers alike."
    Daria Dayter in: Linguist List 24.2982

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