The Discourse of Blogs and Wikis

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A&C Black, Jan 11, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 180 pages
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Blogs and Wikis have not been with us for long, but have made a huge impact on society.  Wikipedia is the best known exemplar of the wiki, a collaborative site that leads to a single text claimed by no-one; blogs, or web-logs, have exploded into the mainstream through novelisations, film adaptations and have gathered huge followings. Blogs and wikis also serve to provide a coherent basis for a discourse analysis of specific web language.  What makes these forms distinctive as genres, and what ramifications does the technology have on the language?  Myers looks at how blogs and wikis: *allow for easier than ever publication *can claim to challenge institutional hierarchies *provide alternate perspectives on events *exemplify globalization *challenge demarcations between the personal and the public *construct new communities and more Drawing on a wide range of popular blogs and wikis, the book works alongside an author blog that contains regularly updated links, references and a glossary.  An essential textbook for upper level undergraduates on linguistics and language studies courses, it elucidates, informs and offers insights into a major new type of discourse. This coursebook will include a companion website.
  

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Contents

A linguist in the blogosphere
1
What is a blog? What is a wiki?
15
Creative linking
28
Where is a blog?
48
Now and then
65
A checklist on engaging readers
77
Where do I stand?
95
How do we know?
114
History pages on Wikipedia
129
Talk pages on Wikipedia
145
A note on studying the language of blogs and wikis
160
Glossary
164
Blog addresses
169
References
171
Index
177
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About the author (2010)

Greg Myers is Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Lancaster University, UK. Visit his blog: The Language of Blogs [http: //thelanguageofblogs.typepad.com/]

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