Adaptability in new media

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Tuija Virtanen
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Journal of Pragmatics
Volume number: 116
Start page: 21
End page: 26
eISSN: 1879-1387


This introduction to the special issue on
“Adaptability in New Media” defines the pragmatic concept of adaptability,
relates it to affordances of various kinds, and touches upon the notion of new
media. Adaptability is constitutive of Jef Verschueren’s theory of pragmatics
as a perspective. The concern of the special issue is with language as an
adaptable phenomenon in new media environments, and beyond. The studies
included are exploratory in nature and methodological decisions are therefore considered
in some detail. Starting with micro-adaptation or macro-adaptation, the
contributions highlight different aspects of pragmatic adaptability. They deal
with a range of new media modes and several languages.

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