During the 2012-2013 academic year I was a residential Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in Stanford, CA. There I worked on two projects. I researched and developed methods for the analysis of multimodal discourse on the Internet as part of a group project led by Deborah Tannen on "Digital media, multimodality, and interactivity: A linguistic approach." I also collaborated with R. Patrick Goebel on a project to design and develop telepresence robots for use by academic professionals, culminating in the acquisition of two telepresence robots for assistive and research purposes.
Handbook of Pragmatics of CMCThe Handbook of the Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication was published by Mouton de Gruyter in January 2013. The 29-chapter handbook, one of nine in a series of Handbooks of Pragmatics, is co-edited by Susan C. Herring (Indiana University, USA), Dieter Stein (Heinrich Heine University, Germany), and Tuija Virtanen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland). The handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies, including text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and discourse-pragmatic phenomena the chapters cover pragmatically-focused research on types of CMC and pragmatic approaches to characteristic CMC phenomena.
Language@Internet has a new domain name: www.languageatinternet.org. Language@Internet, a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, seeks quality submissions that report original research on language and language use mediated by the Internet, the World Wide Web, and/or mobile technologies. Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to Susan Herring, Editor-in-Chief, at langint at indiana dot edu.
The webpage with information about the VisualDTA analysis tool (programmed by Andrew Kurtz) for use with Dynamic Topic Analysis has been moved. Its new location is http://info.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/VisualDTA/. VisualDTA can be downloaded for free from the site. The program runs on both PCs and Macs.
Multilingual Internet Book
The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online, co-edited by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring, was published by Oxford University Press in May 2007. A description of the book can be found on the OUP website. The collection comprises 18 chapters analyzing computer-mediated communication in various non-English languages, including Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Taiwanese, and Thai, as well as broader perspectives on internet multilingualism.
Other Recent Publications (Selected)
Herring, S. C. (2013). Telepresence robots for academics. Proceedings of ASIST 2013. Prepublication version: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/AM13.telepresence.robots.pdf
Herring, S. C. (2013). Discourse in Web 2.0: Familiar, reconfigured, and emergent. In D. Tannen & A. M. Tester (Eds.), Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011: Discourse 2.0: Language and new media (pp. 1-25). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. Prepublication version: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/GURT.2011.prepub.pdf
Herring, S. C. (2013). Relevance in computer-mediated conversation. In S. C. Herring, D. Stein, & T. Virtanen (Eds.), Handbook of pragmatics of computer-mediated communication. Berlin: Mouton. Prepublication version: http://ella.slis.ind iana.edu/~herring/relevance.pdf
Callahan, E., & Herring, S. C. (2012). Language choice on university websites: Longitudinal trends. International Journal of Communication, 6, 322-355. http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1451/703
Herring, S. C. (2012). Grammar and electronic communication. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/e-grammar.pdf
Kapidzic, S., & Herring, S. C. (2011). Gender, communication, and self-presentation in teen chatrooms revisited: Have patterns changed? Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17(1), 39-59. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2011.01561.x/full
Callahan, E., & Herring, S. C. (2011). Cultural bias in Wikipedia articles about famous persons. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1002/asi. http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/callahan.herring.2011.pdf
Dresner, E., & Herring, S. C. (2010). Functions of the non-verbal in CMC: Emoticons and illocutionary force. Communication Theory, 20, 249-268. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/emoticons.pdf
Herring, S. C. (2010). Who's got the floor in computer-mediated conversation? Edelsky's gender patterns revisited. Language@Internet, 7, article 8. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/floor.2010.pdf
Herring, S. C. (2010). Web content analysis: Expanding the paradigm. In J. Hunsinger, M. Allen, & L. Klastrup (Eds.), The International Handbook of Internet Research (pp. 233-249). Berlin: Springer Verlag. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/webca.2008.pdf
Herring, S. C., & Zelenkauskaite, A. (2009). Symbolic capital in a virtual heterosexual market: Abbreviation and insertion in Italian iTV SMS. Written Communication, 26(1). Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/wc.2009.pdf
Honeycutt, C., & Herring, S. C. (2009). Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via Twitter. Proceedings of the Forty-Second Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press. Preprint: http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~herring/honeycutt.herring.2009.pdf