top of page
Circular Library
The Video Game Library logo

THE
VIDEO GAME LIBRARY

YOUR ONE STOP RESOURCE ON BOOKS ABOUT GAMES

APPROACHES TO VIDEOGAME DISCOURSE: LEXIS, INTERACTION, TEXTUALITY

Astrid Ensslin, Isabel Balteiro, Inamculada Álvarez de Mon, Carola Álvarez-Bolado, Christopher Gledhill, Alice Ray, Miguel Ángel Campos-Pardillos, John Finnegan, Elisavet Kiourti, Luke A. Rudge, Sage L. Graham, Scott Dutt, Jason Hawreliak, Weimin Toh, Tejasvi Goorimoorthee, Adrianna Csipo, Shelby Carleton, Michael Hancock



 

The first significant collection of research in videogame linguistics, Approaches to Videogame Discourse features an international array of scholars in linguistics and communication studies exploring lexis, interaction and textuality in digital games. In the first section, "Lexicology, Localisation and Variation," chapters cover productive processes surrounding gamer slang (ludolects), creativity and borrowing across languages, as well as industry-, genre-, game- and player-specific issues relating to localization, legal jargon and slang. "Player Interactions" moves on to examine communicative patterns between videogame players, focusing in particular on (un)collaborative language, functions and negotiations of impoliteness and issues of power in player discourse. In the final section, "Beyond the 'Text'," scholars grapple with issues of multimodality, paratextuality and transmediality in videogames in order to develop and enrich multimodal theory, drawing on key concepts from ludonarratology, language ideology, immersion and transmedia studies. With implications for meaningful game design and communication theory, Approaches to Videogame Discourse examines in detail how video games function as means and objects of communication; how they give rise to new vocabularies, textual genres and discourse practices; and how they serve as rich vehicles of ideological signification and social engagement.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover


9781501338458

2019

336

English

Paperback


9781501375446

2021

336

 

TAGS


Publishers: #Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury)

Languages: #English

Accessibility: N/A

Genres: #GameStudies


Companies:

#Nintendo (Nintendo)


Public Figures: N/A


Games: #7DaysToDie (7 Days To Die) #Alien (Alien: Isolation)

#Bioshock (BioShock)

#DonkeyKong (Donkey Kong Country)

#DragonAge (Dragon Age: Origins)

#HalfLife (#CounterStrike [CS: Go])

#Helldivers (Helldivers)

#LeagueOfLegends (League of Legends)

#Mafia (Mafia III)

#Mario (Yoshi's Woolly World)

#Minecraft (Minecraft)

#Starbound (Starbound)

#TheLordOfTheRings (The Lord of the Rings - Vol. 1)

#Verdun (Verdun)

#Warcraft (Warcraft)


Misc:

N/A


bottom of page