Face Work and Social Media

Edited by: Kristina Bedijs, Gudrun Held, Christiane Maas

On social media platforms - such as Facebook and Twitter, message boards, blogs, and commentaries - users interact as if they know each other personally. Malicious verbal behavior is found next to clapping and kissing emoticons, both indicative of users' relational work strategies. This book contains 17 papers that examine 'face work' in social media - theoretical reflections, as well as corpus-based studies - thus opening the way to rethink linguistic pragmatics in computer-mediated communication. (Series: Hildesheimer Contributions to Media Research / Hildesheimer Beitrage zur Medienforschung - Vol. 2) [Subject: Sociology, Media Studies, Communication, Computer Technology]

300 pages

Publication Date: 6/24/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643904355