Book Review: The discourse of Blogs and Wikis

Alexandra Polyzou

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Based on a qualitative analysis of a small sample of blog posts, blog comments, and “History” and “Discussion” pages of Wikipedia entries, this book provides an interesting application of “traditional” discourse analytical categories to Computer Mediated Communication (CMC). It contains a preface, ten chapters (seven on blogs, two on Wikipedia), a note, a glossary, and an index. Each chapter contains a section entitled “What I did,” which provides methodological reflections helpful to the student who might want to replicate the work for a larger project. This is followed by a section that includes conclusions, additional remarks, new questions, and a transition to the next chapter. Chapters close with a section briefly summarizing the content of the works consulted. Greg Myers,. London: Continuum, 2010. Pp. x, 180. Pb. $36.48
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
JournalLanguage in Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


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