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Query Details

Query Subject:   Desktop Videoconferencing Study
Author:   Dorottya Csenge Cserzo
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   Hello,

I am a PhD student starting a project on desktop videoconferencing for personal and professional purposes. I have completed a pilot study which involved recording the openings of some private Skype conversations, and I am now working on collecting more data. I am writing in the hope that other researchers working in this area can recommend some readings and/or discuss some issues with me. As I am recruiting participants, I would also like to urge you to contact me if you are a regular Skype/Google hangout etc. user and are interested in recording some of these sessions for the purposes of my study. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Dorottya Csenge Cserzo
PhD Student at ENCAP, Cardiff University
LL Issue: 23.4827
Date posted: 20-Nov-2012


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