LINGUIST List 17.2847|
Sun Oct 01 2006
Qs: Online IM/Chat Corpora; Language Acquisition
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Online IM/Chat Corpora
Message 1: Online IM/Chat Corpora
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.
Graduate Student, Linguistics
Message 2: Language Acquisition
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
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