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Social Interaction in Second Language Chat Rooms, Paperback / softback Book

Social Interaction in Second Language Chat Rooms Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in Social Interaction series


This book examines how technology and online media shape social interaction.

Social Interaction and Technology explores how technology mediates social interaction.

The focal point of analysis and discussion is online communication.

Using conversation analysis and ethnomethodology, the book identifies and explicates key social and interactional issues in voice-based and text-based chat rooms, emails, social networking websites, and mobile telephony.

Facebook, Youtube, FaceTime and other popular forms of communication are also discussed.

Divided into three sections - survey, analysis, application - this is an ideal resource for postgraduate students of computer-mediated communication (CMC) or applied linguistics.

It examines popular forms of online communication from a conversation analytic and ethnomethodological perspective.

It provides transcript-based analyses and discussions of popular forms of online communication.

It offers in-depth commentaries of data extracts and provides suggestions for further research.

It discusses the practical implications and applications of studying online communication.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Communication studies
  • ISBN: 9780748649488

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