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Query Subject:   Commonly Used Cyber Bullying Words and Phrases
Author:   Gregory Hoelzer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   Hi -

First, thanks for taking the time to ready this. Cyber Bullying has obviously gotten a lot of attention recently. I'm doing some research on my own on possible applications of new technology to identify/prevent Cyber Bullying before it actually happens.

Maybe you get this question a lot, but has there been any research into the words/phrases used by Cyber Bullies or what might be termed aggressive/abusive behavior? I believe this would also include conversations/multiple messages where a pattern of language activity is occurring.

Any insight into existing research or folks conducting such research would be very helpful.

Kindest Regards,

- Greg Hoelzer
LL Issue: 24.2492
Date posted: 19-Jun-2013



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