[Air-l] Re: Sociolinguistics in virtual communities

Debbie d.herring at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri Jul 11 14:14:39 PDT 2003


Nancy wrote:

> Susan Herring has a piece on discourse analysis of online interaction 
> in the Handbook of Discourse Analysis (edited I think by Debra 
> Schifrin, which I have just mis-spelled) that is a must-read 
> overview. There's probably other good sociolinguistics overviews that 
> aren't about online interaction in there too.

> Lynn Cherny's book _Conversation and Community_
> and, immodestly, my own book _Tune In, Log On_, is not without 
> relevance. Both Lynn and I rely on the concept of "speech community" 
> and its associated methodologies. Lynn's is more explicitly 
> 'linguistics.'
> For some non-internet deep background on sociolinguistics, Dell Hymes 
> and John Gumperz have one classic anthology, and Richard Baumann and 
> Joel Sherzer co-edited the other. Their titles escape me.

and Ulla wrote:

> The correct cite is (I know because I just read it myself):
> Herring, S. C. (2001). Computer-mediated discourse. In D. Schiffrin, D.
> Tannen, & H. E. Hamilton (Eds.), The handbook of discourse analysis (pp.
> 612-634). Malden, MA: Blackwell. 

Thanks to both of you, and to the people who replied directly.   This looks
like exactly what I need.

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