By Rodney H Jones, Alice Chik, Christoph A Hafner
Discourse and electronic Practices exhibits how instruments from discourse research can be utilized to aid us comprehend new communique practices linked to electronic media, from video gaming and social networking to apps and photograph sharing.
This state of the art book:
- draws jointly fourteen eminent students within the box together with James Paul Gee, David Barton, Ilana Snyder, Phil Benson, Victoria Carrington, man service provider, Camilla Vasquez, Neil Selwyn and Rodney Jones
- answers the principal query: "How does discourse research let us to appreciate electronic practices?"
- addresses a special kind of electronic media in every one chapter
- demonstrates how electronic practices and the linked new applied sciences problem discourse analysts to conform conventional analytic instruments and formulate new theories and methodologies
- examines electronic practices from a large choice of techniques together with textual research, dialog research, interactional sociolinguistics, multimodal discourse research, item ethnography, geosemiotics, and demanding discourse research.
Discourse and electronic Practices could be of curiosity to complex scholars learning classes on electronic literacies or language and electronic practices.
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Additional info for Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing discourse analysis in the digital age
However, to linguists, discourse analysis builds on syntax and semantics (Gee 2014a). That is, discourse analysis takes as its beginning point ‘sentences’ or ‘utterances’ that have already been assigned a structure (syntax) in terms of basic units and their combinations and a semantics in terms of the basic (‘literal’) meanings of these units and their combinations. Discourse analysis analyses language in use and it deals with meanings that go beyond semantics and involve context and inference.
Who’s writing whom? Most approaches to texts in the field of discourse analysis have focused either on how they are structured to encode meaning – as, for example, in Halliday and Hasan’s (1976) attention to the cohesive relationships between clauses which create ‘texture’ – or on their communicative functions – as in Brown and Yule’s (1983: 190) definition of a text as ‘the verbal record of a communicative event’. In other words, discourse analysts have generally been more concerned with how authors construct texts (as opposed to how texts construct authors), and with how people use texts to communicate with others (as opposed to how they use them to communicate with themselves).
For self-trackers, synchronisation can lead them to jump to conclusions about the relationship between two or more processes (for example, my mood and my weight), while ignoring what might be more significant factors simply because they are less amenable to algorithmic retemporalisation. It can also encourage people to conflate correlation with causation, leading to forms of behaviour change that may have little or no impact on the issue they are trying to address. 42 Rodney H. Jones Recontextualisation The third aspect of data processing associated with the apps I analysed is recontextualisation.
Discourse and Digital Practices: Doing discourse analysis in the digital age by Rodney H Jones, Alice Chik, Christoph A Hafner