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Name: Carmen  K. M. Lee
Institution: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://ihome.cuhk.edu.hk/~b118983/CarmenLee.htm
State and/or Country: Shatin
Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue
Selected Publications: # (2007). Linguistic features of email and ICQ instant messaging in Hong Kong. In The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture and Communication Online, B. Danet and S. C. Herring (Eds.). New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. 184-208.
# (2007). Affordances and text-making practices in online instant messaging. Written Communication. 24 (3): 223-249.
# (2007). Text-making practices beyond the classroom context: Private instant messaging in Hong Kong. Computers and Composition: An International Journal. Special Issue on Global Perspectives of Computers and Composition. 24 (3): 285-301.
# (2002). Literacy practices in computer-mediated communication in Hong Kong. Reading Matrix 2 (2). Special Issue on Literacy and the Web. URL: http://www.readingmatrix.com/articles/lee/article.pdf
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