ERIC Number: ED453654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Queries on the Linguist List: A Move-Structure Analysis of a Computer-Mediated Genre.
Virtanen, Tuija; Maricic, Ibolya
Computer mediated communication (CMC) is a widely used communicative tool within various professional and social groups. The focus of the present article is on the Linguist List (LL), which can be described as an edited person-to-group international academic mailing list, and with a particular speech act: a request for information (RFI). Because RFIs are found on most CMC mailing lists, they can be argued to be the reason for such lists. The purpose of this study is two-fold: to find out whether LL inquiries can be labeled a genre, and to detect some of the established or emergent requesting conventions of this new and relatively unexplored medium in terms of the discourse strategies manifested in it. (Contains 39 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: T. Virtanen & I. Mariciel, Eds. Perspectives on Discourse: Proceedings from the 1998 and 1999 Discourse Symposia at Vaxjo University. Vaxjo University Press, 2000.