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What is a hypertext?

Basic qualities and constitutive features

    For my research paper, I do a contrastive analysis of traditional print media and hypertexts that should show which classical textlinguistic features they have in common or which textlinguitic features only one of these two genres has. Can such important concepts like cohesion or coherence be applied to hypertexts as well? Or do traditional concepts like these have to be modified for this new genre in order to prevent them from dying out?  

    Biblographical references

    Bolter, Jay. (1997) Das Internet in der Geschichte der Technologien des Schreibens. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp.

    Eisenlauer, Volker. (2013) A Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media: The True Colours of Facebook. London/New York: Bloomsbury. p.55-65.

    Jucker, Andreas H. (2012) Hypertextlinguistics: Textuality and typology of hypertexts. Justus-Liebig- Universitaet Giessen.

    Stoeckl, Hartmut. (2009) Lecture: Social Semiotics and the Study of Cultural Artefacts. Universitaet Salzburg.

    Storrer, Angelika. (2004) Text und Hypertext. Tuebingen: Stauffenburg.

    Storrer, Angelika. (2000) Was ist "hyper" am Hypertext? Berlin et al.: de Gruyter.

     
    Links
    » An interesting video on what is a hypertext
    » Dictionary definition of hypertext
    » Definition and historical background on hypertext
    » Definition and historical background on hypertext
    » Are hypertexts applicable at school as well?