LINGUIST List 24.2492

Wed Jun 19 2013

Qs: Commonly Used Cyber Bullying Words and Phrases

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 18-Jun-2013
From: Gregory Hoelzer <>
Subject: Commonly Used Cyber Bullying Words and Phrases
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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

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

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