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Interpersonal Positioning in English as a Lingua Franca Interactions

Interpersonal Positioning in English as a Lingua Franca Interactions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Svitlana Klötzl, Birgit Swoboda
January 13, 2020

This book offers a critical reflection on interpersonal positioning across both large- and small-scale contexts and highlights the multi-faceted nature of intercultural communication in today’s global world. The volume establishes positioning primarily as the negotiation of interpersonal...

Emoticons, Kaomoji, and Emoji: The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age

Emoticons, Kaomoji, and Emoji: The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Elena Giannoulis, Lukas R.A. Wilde
July 25, 2019

This collection offers a comprehensive treatment of emoticons, kaomoji, and emoji, examining these digital pictograms and ideograms from a range of perspectives to comprehend their increasing role in the transformation of communication in the digital age. Featuring a detailed introduction and...

Multiliteracies, Emerging Media, and College Writing Instruction

Multiliteracies, Emerging Media, and College Writing Instruction

1st Edition

Santosh Khadka
February 28, 2019

This book proposes a broad-based multiliteracies theory and praxis for college writing curriculum. Khadka expands on the work of the New London Group’s theory of multiliteracies by integrating work from related disciplinary fields such as media studies, intercultural communication, World Englishes,...

The Pragmatics of Text Messaging: Making Meaning in Messages

The Pragmatics of Text Messaging: Making Meaning in Messages

1st Edition

Michelle A. McSweeney
June 01, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive linguistic exploration of textism use by bilingual young adults, illustrating the function of alternative and creative linguistic features and their role in conveying tone through text. Drawing on a corpus of nearly 45,000 text messages donated by bilingual young...

The Language of Money: Proverbs and Practices

The Language of Money: Proverbs and Practices

1st Edition

Annabelle Mooney
April 26, 2018

Through a detailed examination of proverbs related to money, this book offers a comprehensive critique of the prevailing everyday ideologies and discourses on money and paves the way toward establishing a new set of proverbs more conducive to financial equality and human well-being. The volume...

Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics

Multimodality, Poetry and Poetics

1st Edition

Richard Andrews
April 09, 2018

This groundbreaking work takes multimodality studies in a new direction by applying multimodal approaches to the study of poetry and poetics. The book examines poetry’s visual and formal dimensions, applying framing theory to such case studies as Aristotle’s Poetics and Robert Lowell’s "The...

The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debate

The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debate

1st Edition

Kjersti Flottum
April 04, 2017

This volume takes a distinctive look at the climate change debate, already widely studied across a number of disciplines, by exploring the myriad linguistic and discursive perspectives and approaches at play in the climate change debate as represented in a variety of genres. The book focuses on key...

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