[Air-L] Book announcement: Discursive self in microblogging

Steve Jones sjones at uic.edu
Mon May 2 09:57:56 PDT 2016

Thanks! I didn’t recall seeing Artopolis ever, but that’s great, I’ll stop by there on my way to or from Ogilvie and talk to Maria, that’s perfect.


> On May 2, 2016, at 11:50 AM, Daria Dayter <coocho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear AoIRists,
> please forgive the self-promotion! My new book "Discursive self in
> microblogging: Speech acts, stories and self-praise" has just been
> published by Benjamins. It might be interesting to those of you who
> research the issues of identity formation online and/or teach classes on
> linguistics of CMC.
> The book is now available for review on The Linguist List:
> http://linguistlist.org/issues/27/27-1999.html
> Short description: This volume examines the language of microblogs drawing
> 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.
> Further information about the book can be found on the publisher's website:
> https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/pbns.260
> -- 
> Dr. Daria Dayter
> Department of English - University of Basel
> Postdoctoral Assistant
> Nadelberg 6, room 15
> CH-4051 Basel / Switzerland
> Tel: 0041 - 61 - 2 67 27 82
> Email: daria.dayter at unibas.ch
> https://engsem.unibas.ch/department/people/staff/profile/profile/person/dayter/
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