What is it about?

Adopting a relevance theory perspective, Yus' book discusses a series of apps via which mobile phone uses communicate with each other.

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Why is it important?

Communication via apps has different opportunities and limitations than other types of communication. It is crucial that these are charted.


In my review I summarize Yus' main findings, and also discuss some implications of his views for relevance theory -- which I claim can and must be developed into an inclusive theory of communication.

Dr Charles Forceville
Universiteit van Amsterdam

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This page is a summary of: Book review: Smartphone Communication: Interactions in the App Ecosystem, Visual Communication, May 2022, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/14703572221094041.
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