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Spoken Language Features in Internet Discussion Groups

Nyström, Stefan LU (2003) ENG163 20032
English Studies
Abstract
Discourse on the Internet takes place in a medium that lies on the borderline between the written and the spoken word. Even though texts are undoubtedly written down, terms such as chat, talk and speak are commonly used to describe the exchange of messages. By studying certain features that can be considered characteristic of spoken English (discourse markers and ellipsis), a chat group and a news group are examined to see whether there is a difference regarding the occurrence of these features, and if so, what these differences are.
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author
Nyström, Stefan LU
supervisor
organization
course
ENG163 20032
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Linguistics, English, Internet, Discourse Markers, Ellipsis, Chat, News groups
language
English
id
1768534
date added to LUP
2011-06-07 10:30:09
date last changed
2011-06-07 10:30:09
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  abstract     = {Discourse on the Internet takes place in a medium that lies on the borderline between the written and the spoken word. Even though texts are undoubtedly written down, terms such as chat, talk and speak are commonly used to describe the exchange of messages.  By studying certain features that can be considered characteristic of spoken English (discourse markers and ellipsis), a chat group and a news group are examined to see whether there is a difference regarding the occurrence of these features, and if so, what these differences are.},
  author       = {Nyström, Stefan},
  keyword      = {Linguistics,English,Internet,Discourse Markers,Ellipsis,Chat,News groups},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Spoken Language Features in Internet Discussion Groups},
  year         = {2003},
}