The Personal Weblog: A Linguistic History by Peter SchildhauerThe Personal Weblog: A Linguistic History by Peter Schildhauer

The Personal Weblog: A Linguistic History

byPeter Schildhauer

Hardcover | April 25, 2016

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This book outlines a coherent genre history of the personal weblog from the perspective of media linguistics. An analysis of a diachronic corpus (1997–2012) suggests distinct phases in the history of the genre. In addition to media linguistics, the author draws on methods from textual and corpus linguistics as well as the social sciences. He traces the personal weblog’s various relations to different on- and offline genres and describes the blog communication form as well as the communicative situation, structural features and several posting genres characteristic of personal weblogs. The findings are embedded into theoretical considerations on genre change in general as well as stability and change of web-based genres in particular.
Peter Schildhauer studied gymnasiales Lehramt (German/English) at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg and Newcastle (UK). His research interests lie in the fields of text- and media-linguistics, computer-mediated communication and digital education. He works as a lecturer at the German department of the University of Halle-Wittenberg ...
Title:The Personal Weblog: A Linguistic HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6.04 × 0.91 inPublished:April 25, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631662742

ISBN - 13:9783631662748


Table of Contents

Contents: Genre dynamics – Genre change – Patterns of genre change – Inivisible Hand theory – A diachronic blog corpus – Blog communication form – Communicative situation – Language and image on personal weblogs – Posting genres and genre profile of the personal weblog – A genre history – Genre migration – Genre split – Pattern embedding.

Editorial Reviews

«The Personal Weblog: a Linguistic History [...] is an excellent reading on (corpus-based) genre analysis and more specifically on the diachronic analysis of blogs. It is a recommended reading for linguists and computational linguists interested in genre analysis and in the genre-revealing linguistic features.»
(Marina Santini, Linguist List Jan. 2017)