Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication

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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.In other words, they provide many features other than just email addresses and messages through which users can ... known, one of the major problems with email is the amount of spam (or unsolicited messages) that is sent to email accounts. ... Especially with the diffusion of Applea#39;s iPhone and its high-speed data connection, emails can be received almost as easily as text messages, which may lead toanbsp;...

Title:Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication
Author:Susan Herring, Dieter Stein, Tuija Virtanen
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2013-01-30


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