Essays about: "netspeak"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the word netspeak.

  1. 1. Speaking Tumblr : A Case Study of Textual Communication on Social Media

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Tove Elmgren; [2018]
    Keywords : cyberpragmatics; social media; netspeak; computer-mediated communication; functions; textual communication; internet linguistics; Tumblr; phatic communication; covert prestige;

    Abstract : This essay describes a case study of textual communication on the online social mediaplatform Tumblr. The aim of the research was to analyse the communicative functions and thestylistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic characteristics of textual discourse on Tumblr. READ MORE

  2. 2. Gender-Related Variatin in CMC Language. A Study of Three Linguistic Features on Twitter

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Toni Halmetoja; [2013-06-28]
    Keywords : alternative capitalization; CMC; first person subject ellipsis; gender; gender-specific; microblog; netspeak; reduced forms; reductions; Twitter; variation;

    Abstract : This study examines the usage of reduced forms, first person subject ellipsis, and alternative capitalization in tweets from a gender perspective, with the data provided by a 20,000 word selection of male and female tweets. The results of the present data analysis for these features are compared to previous findings on male and female language in both spoken as well as written form in some current studies on gender-bound variation in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), though there are cases when a direct comparison has been found unworkable. READ MORE

  3. 3. Internet language in user-generated comments : Linguistic analysis of data from four commenting groups

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013)

    Author : Jenny Dahlström; [2013]
    Keywords : asynchronous CMC; internet language; netspeak; chatspeak; user-generated content; user-generated comments; reader responses; gender;

    Abstract : The present study examines typical features of internet language found in user-generated comments collected from commenting groups from four online magazines aimed at different readerships: (1) adult women (Working Mother and Mothering), (2) adult men (Esquire), (3) young women (Seventeen) and (4) young men (Gameinformer). Approximately 5,000 words from each commenting group were collected, creating a 21,087 word corpus which was analyzed with regard to typographic (emoticons, nonstandard typography of and, personal pronouns you and I) and orthographic features (abbreviations, acronyms) as well as syntactic and stylistic features resembling spoken language (contracted forms, ellipsis of subject and/or verb and commenting tone). READ MORE

  4. 4. "Nobel Prize kind of stuff. Fo’ sho." An Analysis of the English Found in Food Blogs

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Jasmine Andersson; [2012-06-27]
    Keywords : Non-Standard English; CMC Computer Mediated Communication Blogs; gender; netspeak;

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  5. 5. ‘LOL’, ‘OMG’ and Other Acronyms and Abbreviations : A study in the creation of initialisms

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Ida Lundell; [2012]
    Keywords : Morphology; acronyms; abbreviations; initialisms; slang; corpus linguistics; the Internet; netspeak;

    Abstract : Marchand (1969) claims that abbreviations and acronyms, which are also known as ‘initialisms’, are used to create “names of new scientific discoveries, trade-names, names of organizations, new foundations or offices, but occasionally, and chiefly in American English, personal and geographical names are also coined in this way” (Marchand, 1969: 452). However, initialisms that originate from netspeak, such as ‘LOL’, are different from the initialisms Marchand (1969) describes. READ MORE