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    Compliments and compliment responses in social media

    Placencia, Maria Elena and Lower, A. (2017) Compliments and compliment responses in social media. In: Hoffmann, C. and Bublitz, W. (eds.) Pragmatics of Social Media. Handbooks of Pragmatics 11. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 633-660. ISBN 9783110431070.

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    With the increased use of social media, complimenting behavior online has become a widespread social activity, in response to the posting of photos and other actions. As such, in recent years it has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers in pragmatics. This chapter offers a state-of-the-art overview of compliment and compliment response studies on social media. It starts with a brief consideration of compliment studies in face-to-face interaction, followed by a working definition of compliments. The main bulk of the paper is devoted to examining studies to date of complimenting behavior on social media, highlighting similarities and differences, and emerging trends. Additionally, methodological and ethical issues are discussed in the context of this relatively new area of study. In the final section, directions that future research could take are considered.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): computer-mediated discourse analysis, social networking sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, compliments, compliment responses, emojis, reactions, like, multimodality
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Maria Elena Placencia
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 16:48
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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