The Language of Social Media

Identity and Community on the Internet

  • Philip Seargeant
  • Caroline Tagg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: The language of social media

    1. Philip Seargeant, Caroline Tagg
      Pages 1-20
  3. The Performance of Identity on Social Media

  4. The Construction of Community on Social Media

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-260

About this book


This timely book examines language on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. Studies from leading language researchers, and experts on social media, explore how social media is having an impact on how we relate to each other, the communities we live in, and the way we present a sense of self in twenty-first century society.


Social media social networks language communication community identity Audience Design Community Facebook humour Internet media online social media Social Net social network society Twitter

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Seargeant
    • 1
  • Caroline Tagg
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

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