|aHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ;|aNew York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2012.
|ax, 208 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 176-199) and index.
|aIntroduction -- Approaches to Discourse Analysis -- Games and Language -- Genres, Macrostructures and Textuality -- Words and Meanings -- The Linguistic Pragmatics of Gameplay -- Metaludic Discourses -- Gaming and Multimodality -- The Narrative Language of Videogames -- Conclusion.
|a"The Language of Gaming examines the complex language of videogames and gaming from a discourse analytical perspective. Astrid Ensslin studies the discourses inscribed in videogames by their producers, as well as gamer and media meta-discourses, and focal areas include gamer slang, illocution, multimodality, and narrative structures"--Provided by publisher.