Friday, 10 July 2009

Research on blogging as writing genre

I did a quick search for research on blogging as a writing genre, for a colleague who is involved in an European project. For interest, here are the main ones I found. If anyone wants to suggest others, put them in a comment to this posting and I'll assemble a larger list later on.

Amanda Lenhart, Aaron Smith, Alexandra Rankin Macgill, Sousan Arafeh, (2008) Writing, Technology and teens, Pew Internet & American Life Project

Susan C. Herring, John C. Paolillo, Irene Ramos-Vielba, Inna Kouper, Elijah Wright, Sharon Stoerger, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Benjamin Clark (2007) Language Networks on LiveJournal, Proceedings of the Fortieth Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences, January Los Alamitos: IEEE Press

Herring, Susan C., Lois Ann Scheidt, Sabrina Bonus and Elijah Wright. (2004)Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs (We)blog Research on Genre Project

Herring, Susan C., Inna Kouper, John C. Paolillo, Lois Ann Scheidt,Michael Tyworth, Peter Welsch, Elijah Wright and Ning Yu. (2005) Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "From the Bottom Up" (We)blog Research on Genre Project

Cornelius Puschmann (forthcoming) Diary or Megaphone? The pragmatic mode of weblogs. Language in the (New) Media: Technologies and Ideologies, September 3-6 2009, Seattle, WA, USA (accepted, to be presented).

Cornelius Puschmann (forthcoming) "Thank you for thinking we could". Use and function of interpersonal pronouns in corporate web logs. Heidrun Dorgeloh & Anja Wanner (eds.): Approaches to Syntactic Variation and Genre. Mouton de Gruyter.
Cornelius Puschmann (forthcoming) Lies at Wal-Mart. Style and the subversion of genre in the Life at Wal-Mart blog. Janet Giltrow & Dieter Stein (eds) Theories of Genre and the Internet. Walter Benjamin.

Warschauer, M., & Ware, M. (2008) Learning, change, and power: Competing discourses of technology and literacy. In J. Coiro, M., Knobel, C. Lankshear, & D. J. Leu (Eds.) Handbook of research on new literacies (pp. 215-240). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Warschauer, M., & Grimes, D. (2007) Audience, authorship, and artifact: The emergent semiotics of Web 2.0. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 27, 1-23.

Ware, P. & Warschauer, M. (2005) Hybrid literacy texts and practices in technology-intensive environments. International Journal of Educational Research, 43, 432-445

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Robin, for all these useful postings. I would like to start by adding a few more references on blogging which I've used in my 'language, literacy and technologies' class.

    Davies, J. and Merchant, G. (2007) `Looking from the inside out: academic blogging as new literacy´. In Lankshear, C. and Knobel, M. (Eds.) A New Literacies Sampler. New York: Peter Lang. (10,000 words).

    Honeycutt, C., and Herring, S. C. (2009). Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via Twitter. Proceedings of the Forty-Second Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press. [Nominated for a HICSS Best Paper prize.] Preprint:

    Huffaker, D. A., and Calvert, S. L. (2005). Gender, identity, and language use in teenage blogs. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(2), article 1.

    Knobel, M. and C. Lankshear. (2005). Weblog worlds and constructions of effective and powerful writing: cross with care, and only where signs permit. In K. Pahl and J. Rowsell. (eds.). Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies. Multilingual Matters. 72-92.

    Nardi, B. A., D. J . Schiano, and M. Gumbrecht. (2004). Blogging as social activity, or, would you let 900 million people read your diary? CSCW 04.

    Nowson, Scott. (2006). The Langauge of Weblogs: A study of genre and individual differences. Ph.D thesis. Available online at: