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    Compliments and compliment responses

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

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    Compliments and the responses that they elicit have been widely studied in face-to-face interactions. Researchers are now turning to digital contexts, particularly social media, where complimenting is a widespread occurrence. This chapter gives an overview of the current state of the art of compliment and compliment response studies on social media. After a brief exploration of the background of compliment studies in face-to-face interaction, we provide a working definition of compliments. We then examine studies to date of complimenting behavior on social media, highlighting similarities and differences, and any emerging trends. Next, methodological and ethical considerations are explored in this relatively new area of study. Finally, we comment on directions that future research could take.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): social media, compliments, compliment responses, computer-mediated discourse, social networking sites, speech acts
    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: 03 Oct 2017 16:05
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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