SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Gattungsanalytische, Kontrastive Und Variationslinguistische Perspektiven Zur Analyse Mobiler Kommunikation/SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Genre- and Variation-Based Contrastive Perspectives on the Analysis of Mobile Communication 1

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SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Gattungsanalytische, Kontrastive Und Variationslinguistische Perspektiven Zur Analyse Mobiler Kommunikation/SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Genre- and Variation-Based Contrastive Perspectives on the Analysis of Mobile Communication 1


Câmpean, Veronica, Journal of Media Research


König, Katharina & Bahlo, Nils (ed.) SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Gattungsanalytische, kontrastive und variationslinguistische Perspektiven zur Analyse mobiler Kommunikation Münster, Monsenstein und Vannerdat, 2014

SMS, WhatsApp & Co. Genre- and Variation-based Contrastive Perspectives on the Analysis of Mobile Communication1 is a 220-page volume comprised of ten well-documented contributions providing not only a deep insight into the topic of text messaging, but also discussing currently very popular and frequently used competing services such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Most of the papers outline the current state of research regarding mobile communication and mainly center around SMS communication as presented from different perspectives. Some of the contributions focus on Facebook messages and the use of WhatsApp.

The originality of this volume lies in the diverse approaches through which these issues are probed. In addition to classical content design, three papers also feature a contrastive and comparative analysis of German and Chinese SMS communication. Short messages are presented from various viewpoints: the volume's first paper highlights the current state of research, but also further analysis perspectives. The second contribution examines new ways of exploring the subject of SMS and analyses short messages expressing gossip. The author traces back how the linguistic characteristics of gossip were transferred from spoken language into written communication.

A further article provides a comparative analysis of conversation starting sequences in text messaging and private messaging on Facebook, two forms of communication made possible by mobile phones and computers that bear the characteristics of orality in written texts. The analysis of text functions in messaging also is of crucial importance. One of the papers of the volume focuses on this subject and dissects the contact function of text messages, seen as a means and medium of keeping in touch, focusing on text messages written to make appointments. …

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