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Query Subject:   about writing styles in the electronic world
Author:   jenny goh
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Subject Language(s):  English


Query:   Dear all,

I'm Jenny, an English language research student at the National University of Singapore. For my thesis, I am currently dwelling on the differences in writing styles between the online classifieds of both adults and teenagers seeking for penpals.

Currently, i am facing great difficulty with situating my research study in this field as i can't seem to locate many journal articles that have studied on adult and adolescent writing styles. Also, i would like to get hold of articles that focuses on communication within the electronic world, especially if it isn't an analysis about chats....

hence, i was wondering if anyone can point me to useful journal articles or books and if possible, send me the articles via my email address jennyg@cyberway.com.sg

thanks very much for your help and time:)
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997



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