Kathrin Wenz

5Online Text Types

Abstract: Online text types are of particular interest for text linguistics due to the option to analyze developing discourse traditions and emerging text types and genres. First, this can be observed in formulated guidelines, the netiquette. Second, applying text linguistic theories established before the creation of the world-spanning net of web pages to analyze online text types helps to describe their key characteristics, i.e., hypertextuality, interactivity, fluidity, and multimodality. At the same time, emerging boundaries of these theories are discussed and new approaches presented, for instance the importance to extend text linguistics to include multimodal and typographic aspects or the notion of shortness. ...

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