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Discursive self in microblogging : speech acts, stories and self-praise

Dayter, Daria. (2016) Discursive self in microblogging : speech acts, stories and self-praise. Pragmatics and beyond. New series, 260. Amsterdam.

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Abstract

This volume examines the language of microblogs on the example of a group of eleven users who are united by their interest in ballet as a physical activity and an art form. The book reports on a three and a half year study which complemented a 20,000 word corpus of tweets with semi-structured interviews and participant observation. It deals with two main questions: how users exploit the linguistic resources at their disposal to build a certain identity, and how the community boundaries are performed discursively. The focus is on the speech acts of self-praise and complaint, and on the storytelling practices of microbloggers. The comprehensive treatment of the speech act theory and the social psychological approaches to self-disclosure provides a stepping stone to the analysis of identity work, for which the users draw on two distinctive interpretive repertoires – affiliative and self-promoting.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Dayter, Daria
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
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Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN:978-90-272-5665-2
Number of Pages:247
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book
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