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Mon Nov 23 2009

Qs: Pragmatics of interaction in Second Life

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        1.    Francisco Yus, Pragmatics of interaction in Second Life

Message 1: Pragmatics of interaction in Second Life
Date: 21-Nov-2009
From: Francisco Yus <francisco.yusua.es>
Subject: Pragmatics of interaction in Second Life
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Dear subscribers to The LINGUIST List,

I am currently writing on a pragmatics of avatar-mediated interactions in
Second Life. I would be grateful if I could hear from you on the following:

1. Avatar creation: does your avatar resemble your real-life body or did
you choose a totally different one? Why?
2. Feelings while interacting. Do you feel you are interacting with the
real person behind the avatar or are you deceived into believing that it is
the avatar that is doing all the talking?
3. Chat options. How do you manage the limitations of text-based
communication to convey all your thoughts, feelings and emotions?

Needless to say, electronic copies of your papers on these issues are
welcome too.

Thanks in advance,


Dr. Francisco Yus
University of Alicante
Department of English Studies

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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