Dr Michele Zappavigna

Senior Lecturer
School of the Arts & Media

Contact

311R, Level 3 Robert Webster
Kensington Campus
Fields: Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics), Communication and Media Studies
As a linguist, my primary focus is on exploring the discourse of social media, in terms of linguistic, paralinguistic, and multimodal patterns. Essentially I am interested in ‘ambient affiliation’: how people bond online. Some of this research has been published in my books Discourse of Twitter and Social Media and Searchable Talk: Hashtags and Social Media Metadiscourse. Other recent work includes Discourse and Diversionary Justice.
More here: http://socialmedialinguist.blogspot.com.au/

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Zappavigna M, 2019, 'Ambient affiliation and #brexit: Negotiating values about experts through censure and ridicule', in Koller V; Kopf S; Miglbauer M (ed.), Discourses of Brexit, Routledge, London
    • Zappavigna M, 2019, '“And then he said… no one has more respect for women than I do”: Intermodal relations and intersubjectivity in image macros', in Stöckl H; Caple H (ed.), Image-Centric Practices in the Contemporary Media Sphere, Routledge, London
    • Zappavigna M;Zhao S, 2019, 'Selfies and recontextualisation: still life self-imaging in social media', in Miles M; Welch E (ed.), Photography and its Publics
    • Zappavigna M, 2019, 'Language and social media: Enacting identity through ambient affiliation', in Thompson G; Bowcher W; Fontaine L; Liang Y (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics., Cambridge University Press, London
    • Zhao S;Zappavigna M, 2018, 'Digital Scrapbooks, everyday aesthetics & the curatorial self: Social photography in female visual blogging', in Multimodality and Aesthetics, Routledge, London
    • Zappavigna M, 2018, 'Evaluation', in Hoffmann C; Bublitz W (ed.), Pragmatics of Social Media., De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 435 - 459, http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458679
    • Zappavigna M, 2017, '"Had enough of experts": Intersubjectivity and the quoted voice in microblogging', in Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics, pp. 319 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315527819
    • Zappavigna M, 2017, 'Ambient liveness: Searchable audiences and second screens', in Studying Digital Media Audiences: Perspectives from Australasia, pp. 150 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315402062
    • Zappavigna M, 2017, 'Twitter', in Hoffmann C; Bublitz W (ed.), Pragmatics of Social Media, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 201 - 224, http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458679
    • Zappavigna M;Dwyer P;Martin JR, 2016, 'Enacting consent: Redressive compliance in NSW Youth Justice Conferences', in Ehrlich S; Eades D; Ainsworth J (ed.), Discursive constructions of consent in the legal process, edn. Oxford Studies in Language and the Law, Oxford University Press, London, pp. 186 - 212
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, ''If You Do It too Then RT and Say #idoit2' The Co-patterning of Contingency and Evaluation in Microblogging', in Taboada M; Trnavac R (ed.), NONVERIDICALITY AND EVALUATION: THEORETICAL, COMPUTATIONAL AND CORPUS APPROACHES, edn. Studies in Pragmatics, BRILL, pp. 188 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004258174_008
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, 'Coffee tweets: Bonding around the bean on twitter', in The Language of Social Media: Identity and Community on the Internet, pp. 139 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137029317
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, 'Coffeetweets: Bonding around the bean on Twitter', in Seargeant P; Tagg C (ed.), The language of social media: Communication and community on the Internet, edn. 1st, Palgrave, London, pp. 139 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137029317.0012
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M, 2013, 'Beyond redemption: Choice and consequence in Youth Justice Conferencing', in Yan F; Webster JJ (ed.), Developing Systemic Functional Linguistics: Theory and Application, edn. Original, Equinox, London, pp. 18 - 47, https://www.equinoxpub.com/equinox/books/showbook.asp?bkid=511
    • Zappavigna M, 2011, 'Visualizing logogenesis: Preserving the dynamics of meaning', in Dreyfus S; Hood S; Stenglin M (ed.), Semiotic margins: Meaning in multimodalities, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 211 - 228, http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/semiotic-margins-9781441173225/
    • Caldwell D;Zappavigna M, 2011, 'Visualising multimodal patterning', in Dreyfus S; Hood S; Stenglin M (ed.), Semiotic Margins: Meaning in Multimodalities, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 229 - 243, http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/semiotic-margins-9781441173225/
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M;Dwyer P, 2010, 'Visualising appraisal prosody', in Appliable Linguistics, Continuum, London, pp. 44 - 75
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M;Dwyer P, 2010, 'Negotiating evaluation: story structure and appraisal in Youth Justice Conferencing', in Appliable Linguistics, edn. Original, Continuum, London, pp. 44 - 75
    • Zappavigna M;Cléirigh C;Dwyer P;Martin JR, 2009, 'The Coupling of Gesture and Phonology', in New Discourse on Language: Functional Perspectives on Multimodality, Identity, and Affiliation, Continuum, London, pp. 237 - 266
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M;Dwyer P, 2009, 'Negotiating shame: Exchange and genre structure in Youth Justice Conferencing', in Mahboob A; Lipovsky C (ed.), Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 41 - 72
    • Zappavigna M;Dwyer P;Martin JR, 2008, 'Syndromes of meaning: exploring patterned coupling in a NSW Youth Justice Conference', in Knight NK; Mahboob A (ed.), Questioning Linguistics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 103 - 117
    • O'Donnell M;Zappavigna M;Whitelaw C, 2008, 'A survey of process type classification over difficult cases', in Jones C; Ventola E (ed.), From Language to Multimodality: New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning, Equinox, London, pp. 47 - 64
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J, 2005, 'Tacit Knowledge and Discourse Analysis', in Khosrow-Pour M (ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, pp. 2724 - 2729

    Journal articles

    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M, 2019, 'Embodied meaning: A systemic functional perspective on paralanguage', Functional Linguistics
    • Zhao S;Zappavigna M, 2018, 'The interplay of (semiotic) technologies and genre: the case of the selfie', Social Semiotics, vol. 28, pp. 665 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2018.1504724
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M, 2018, 'Embodied Meaning: a systemic functional perspective on paralanguage', Contemporary Rhetoric ?????, pp. 2 - 29
    • Zhao S;Zappavigna M, 2018, 'Beyond the self: Intersubjectivity and the social semiotic interpretation of the selfie', New Media and Society, vol. 20, pp. 1735 - 1754, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444817706074
    • Zappavigna M;Martin JR, 2018, '#Communing affiliation: Social tagging as a resource for aligning around values in social media', Discourse, Context and Media, vol. 22, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2017.08.001
    • Zappavigna M;Zhao S, 2017, 'Selfies in ‘mommyblogging’: An emerging visual genre', Discourse, Context and Media, vol. 20, pp. 239 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2017.05.005
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M, 2016, 'Exploring restorative justice: Dialectics of theory and practice', International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, vol. 23, pp. 215 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.v23i2.28840
    • Zappavigna M, 2016, 'Social media photography: construing subjectivity in Instagram images', Visual Communication, vol. 15, pp. 271 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470357216643220
    • Zappavigna M, 2015, 'Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age', DISCOURSE & COMMUNICATION, vol. 9, pp. 379 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750481315578969c
    • Zappavigna M, 2015, 'Searchable talk: the linguistic functions of hashtags', Social Semiotics, vol. 25, pp. 274 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2014.996948
    • Zappavigna M, 2015, 'Searchable talk: The linguistic functions of hashtags in tweets about Schapelle Corby', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol. 9, http://www.hca.westernsydney.edu.au/gmjau/?p=1762
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, 'Ambient affiliation in microblogging: Bonding around the Quotidian', Media International Australia, pp. 97 - 103
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, 'enjoy your snags australia... oh and the voting thing too #ausvotes #auspol: Iconisation and affiliation in microblogging during election campaigns', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 16, http://www.hca.uws.edu.au/gmjau/?p=1139
    • Zappavigna M, 2014, 'Enacting identity in microblogging through ambient affiliation', Discourse and Communication, vol. 8, pp. 209 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750481313510816
    • Zappavigna M;Martin JR, 2014, 'Mater Dolorosa: Negotiating Support in NSW Youth Justice Conferencing', International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11196-013-9340-y
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M;Dwyer P;Cléirigh C, 2013, 'Users in uses of language: Embodied identity in Youth Justice Conferencing', Text and Talk, vol. 33, pp. 467 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/text-2013-0022
    • Martin J;Zappavigna M, 2013, 'Youth Justice Conferencing as ceremonial redress', International Journal of Law, Language and Discourse, vol. 3, pp. 103 - 142, http://www.ijlld.com/images/pdf/IJLLD%20Volume%203.2.pdf
    • Zappavigna M, 2011, 'Ambient affiliation: A linguistic perspective on Twitter', New Media and Society, vol. 13, pp. 788 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444810385097
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J, 2010, 'Eliciting tacit knowledge about requirement analysis with a Grammar-targeted Interview Method (GIM)', European Journal of Information Systems, vol. 19, pp. 49 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2010.1
    • Martin JR;Zappavigna M;Dwyer P, 2007, 'Negotiating narrative: Story structure and identity in youth justice conferencing', LINGUISTICS AND THE HUMAN SCIENCES, vol. 3, pp. 221 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/lhs.v3i2.221
    • Zappavigna MS, 2005, 'Tacit knowledge in communities of practice', Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management, pp. 508 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-556-6.ch085

    Conference Papers

    • Zappavigna M, 2008, '"Just like sort of guilty kind of": The rhetoric of tempered admission in Youth Justice Conferencing.', in Zappavigna MICHELE; Cloran C (eds.), Proceedings of Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress, Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress, University of Woollongong, presented at Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress, University of Woollongong, 29 June - 01 July 2007
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J, 2005, 'Eliciting tacit knowledge from spoken discourse about requirements analysis', in Burstein F; Linger H (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support, Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support, Monash University, pp. 143 - 160, presented at Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support, Monash University, 29 - 30 November 2004
    • Zappavigna-Lee M;Patrick J, 2005, 'Explicating tacit knowledge embedded in nominalisation', in ACIS 2005 Proceedings - 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J, 2004, 'Eliciting tacit knowledge from spoken discourse', in Bullen C; Stohr E (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology., New York, pp. 2195 - 2204, presented at Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York, 06 - 08 August 2004
    • Zappavigna M, 2003, 'Inferring Semantic Structure from Format', in Cole C; Craig H (eds.), Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, University of Sydney, pp. 150 - 168, presented at Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, University of Sydney, 26 - 28 September 2001
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J;Stern A, 2003, 'Assessing Knowledge Management Services through Discourse Analysis', in Proceedings of the 7th Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide, pp. 523 - 540, presented at Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide, 10 - 13 July 2018
    • Zappavigna M;Patrick J;Stern A, 2003, 'Knowledge management as social semiotic: discourse analysis as a measure of quality', in Burstein F; Linger H (eds.), Role of Quality in Knowledge Management, AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARYLY PUBL PTY LTD, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, pp. 55 - 72, presented at Australian Conference of Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS 2002), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 09 - 10 December 2002, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000246086600005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Patrick J;Palko D;Zappavigna M, 2002, 'User driven example-based training for creating lexical knowledge bases', in Geldof S; Molla-Aliod D (eds.), AI2002 Workshop Proceedings, AI2002, 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, pp. 17 - 23, presented at AI2002, 5th Australasian Natural Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University, 02 - 06 December 2002

    Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

    • Zappavigna M; Cloran C, (eds.), 2008, 'Bridging Discourses: Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Congress of the Australian Systemic Functional Association', Annual Congress of the Australian Systemic Functional Association, University of Woollongong, presented at Annual Congress of the Australian Systemic Functional Association, University of Woollongong, 29 June - 01 July 2007