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Computer-Mediated Communication: A Study of Language Variation on Internet Chat


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Title: Computer-Mediated Communication: A Study of Language Variation on Internet Chat
Authors: Cvjetkovic, Slobodan
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2010
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: SPL kandidatuppsats i engelska
SPL 2010-005
Keywords: Computer-mediated communication
online chat
language variation
Abstract: The aim of this study is to discern and examine the linguistic features that are peculiar to the kind of written English used in online chatrooms using the following research question: What characterizes and distinguishes the kind of written English used in online chatrooms in relation to conventional written English? The data used in this study have been collected from an English chatroom called “The English Room”. The messages sent on the chat have been observed and examined in the search of n... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22616
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