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LINGUIST List 17.2847

Sun Oct 01 2006

Qs: Online IM/Chat Corpora; Language Acquisition

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        1.    Matthew Garley, Online IM/Chat Corpora
        2.    Chiara Vettori, Language Acquisition

Message 1: Online IM/Chat Corpora
Date: 28-Sep-2006
From: Matthew Garley <mgarley2uiuc.edu>
Subject: Online IM/Chat Corpora

Does anyone know of a corpus or corpora consisting mainly of online chat or
IM? I'm doing a project on the formulaicity of online speech, so I'm
looking for synchronous (not blogs/e-mail) online communication. I've
looked through the LL corpus list, as well as the offerings of the LDC, but
haven't found anything like this.

Thank you!
Matt Garley
Graduate Student, Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Message 2: Language Acquisition
Date: 27-Sep-2006
From: Chiara Vettori <cvettorieurac.edu>
Subject: Language Acquisition

We're planning a project about language diffusion in South Tyrol, focusing
on collocation acquisition in well-known communication situations.
The basic idea is to turn the town into an *open air school* where drawings
+ collocations in three languages (Italian, German and South tyrolean
dialect(s)) embody some communication situations [we looked at American
bumper stickers's potential].

Has anyone already done something similar? And could you please give me
some bibliographical references about this topic (in part. about the role
of collocations/visual stimuli in language acquisition)?
Many thanks in advance
Chiara Vettori

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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