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An analysis of Closing Sequences
in Video Blogs

    This research project is interested in how vloggers end their videos: how they signal to their audience that the video is coming to an end, how they employ linguistic as well as CMC features to do this, whether and how they connect individual videos to other videos on their vlog channel, whether these closing sequences are ritualistic etc.
    Taking Maximiliane Frobenius’s article on opening sequences of video blogs (2011) as a starting point, the aim is to find out common patterns of closing sequences. The results – i.e. the different prototypes of closing sequences – are presented in the form of a mindmap.


    Biblographical references

    Frobenius, Maximiliane. (2011): “Beginning a monologue: The opening sequence of video blogs”, Journal of Pragmatics 43, 814-827.

    McNeill, Laurie (2005) “Genre under construction: the diary on the internet”, Language@Internet 2 (article 1), 1-11.

    Schegloff, Emanuel A. (2007) Sequence organization in interaction. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press.

    Tolson, Andrew (2010) “A new authenticity? Communicative practices on YouTube”, Critical Discourse Studies 7.4, 277-289.
     
    Links
    Vlog samples:
    » Zoella
    » JacksGap
    » Danisnotonfire
    » Charlieissocoollike
    » Marcus Butler
    » PointlessBlog
    » ThatcherJoe
    » AmazingPhil
    » Jim Chapman
    » SprinkleofGlitter