LINGUIST List 15.312

Wed Jan 28 2004

Sum: Language in Chat-Rooms

Editor for this issue: Steve Moran <stevelinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Sanna Theresia S�derstr�m, Summary

Message 1: Summary

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 13:50:35 +0200 (EET)
From: Sanna Theresia S�derstr�m <h79173UWasa.fi>
Subject: Summary


Our query (Linguist 15.126) was to get some information about the
language on the Internet, and especially what kind of sources there
are about this subject. We got many answers with different sources and
here are some of them:

ARNAUT, G.
 INTERNET CHAT ROOMS BECOMING A POPULAR FORUM FOR BUSINESS
(http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/week/012698chat.html )
 THE NEW YORK TIMES
 26-01-1998 CYBER TIMES
 98

BALDWIN, B.W.
 CONVERSATIONS, COMPUTER MEDIATED DIALOGUE, MULTILOGUE, AND LEARNING
(http://web.missouri.edu/~rhetnet/baldwin/ )
 RHETNET
 Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
 96

CHEN, L.C.P./DAVIES, A./ELLIOT, R.
 GENDER AND IDENTITY PLAY ON THE NET -RAISING MEN FOR FUN?
(http://www.ex.ac.uk/sobe/Research/DiscussionPapersMan/Man2001/Man0108.pdf)
 UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
 PAPER 01/08, 2001
 01

Students have also written many papers about this subject and here are
some examples:

Vsevolod Kapatsinski has written a paper about "Names in Russian
Online Discussion: Russian-English Contact on the Internet"

Erin Tavano has written a paper about turn-taking in chat rooms.

A student at the University of Szeged, Hungary has written an
MA-thesis on "An analysis of the language of chatrooms: Spoken or
written style"'

A student at Northern Arizona University has constructed a corpus of
chat room language that is nearly 500,000 words.

Judith Donath has written two interesting papers in this area:

Judith Donath, Fernanda Vi�gas. The Chat Circles Series:
derstrExplorations in Designing Abstract Graphical Communication
Interfaces. Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS). London,
England. June 2002.

Judith Donath. A Semantic Approach to Visualizing Online
Conversations. In Communications of the ACM Volume 45, Issue 4, April
2002.

There are a lot of books about this subject too:

Bechar-Israeli, H. (1995). From <Bonehead> to <cLoNeHeAd>: Nicknames,
play and identity on Internet Relay Chat. Journal of Computer-Mediated
Communication, 1(2).

Correll, S. (1995). The ethnography of an electronic bar. Journal of
Contemporary Ethnography, 24(3), 270-298.

Danet, B., Ruedenberg-Wright, L., & Rosenbaum-Tamari, Y. (1997).
derstrHmmm...Where's that smoke coming from? Writing, play and performance
on Internet Relay Chat. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication,
2(4).

Rintel, E. S., & Pittam, J. (1997). Strangers in a strange land:
Interaction management on Internet Relay Chat. Human Communication
Research, 23(4), 507-534.

Soukup, C. (1999). The gendered interactional patterns of
computer-mediated chatrooms: A critical ethnographic study. The
Information Society, 15, 169-176. S;m

Susan Herring: "Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social
and Cross-Cultural Perspectives"

Thank You again for all responses!

Best Regards,
Sanna, Heidi and Erica


- --
Sanna S�derstr�m
fil.mag.stud.
Vaasan yliopisto
e-mail:h79173uwasa.fi
:)
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue