25.4148, Books: The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews: Vasquez

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Subject: The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews: Vasquez

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Title: The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews 
Series Title: Bloomsbury Discourse  

Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/the-discourse-of-online-consumer-reviews-9781441196286/ 


Author: Camilla Vasquez

Electronic: ISBN:  9781441196842 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 74.99
Hardback: ISBN:  9781441196286 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 75.00


Abstract:

The Discourse of Online Reviews is the first book to provide an account of the discursive, pragmatic and rhetorical features of this rapidly growing form of technologically-mediated communication. Examining a corpus of over 1,000 consumer reviews, Camilla Vásquez explores many of the discourse features that are characteristic of this new, user-generated, computer-mediated and primarily text-based genre. She investigates the language used by reviewers as they forge connections with their audiences to draw them into their stories, as they construct their expertise and authority on various subjects and as they evaluate and assess their consumer experiences. She also demonstrates how reviewers display their awareness about emerging conventions of the very genre in which they are participating.

This book adopts an eclectic approach to the analysis of discourse, and explores topics such as evaluation, identity and intertextuality as they occur in online reviews of hotels, restaurants, recipes, films and other consumer products. 



Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis
                     Pragmatics
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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