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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