Language, Creativity and Humour Online

1st Edition

Camilla Vásquez

Published May 20, 2019
Reference - 190 Pages - 146 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138066830 - CAT# Y332228
Series: Language and Digital Media

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Language, Creativity and Humour Online offers new insights into the creative linguistic practices found in diverse digital contexts, such as social media platforms. It introduces new digital genres and contexts, expanding existing research on computer mediated communication (CMC) and covering key concepts in research on linguistic creativity. The book presents original linguistic analyses of a variety of digital genres, including:

• Novelty Twitter accounts and political humour

• Tumblr Chats

• Amazon review parodies.

This timely book uncovers the linguistic and interactional mechanisms underlying various types of creative, playful, and humorous texts online. It is essential reading for students and researchers working in the areas of language and media, and language and communication.


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