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CHAT LANGUAGE PRESENTATION
Transcript of CHAT LANGUAGE PRESENTATION
- Synchronous approach
- Purposes and consequences
- Conclusion Forums - They differ from chat rooms in that messages are at least temporarily archived. Often concerning various topics whilst chat topic could change at any given time.
- Forums have a specific set of jargon associated with them (I.e. A single conversation in a forum is called a 'Thread') Asynchronous approach - A type of communication which does not occur as a real-time event. There is a time lag between the time the learner sent the message and you replied, even if the lag time is short. Which is an opposite to the synchronous approach.
-For example multiple people could chat in one chat room or newsgroup. Or a learner sends you an e-mail message. But the time frame at which they do that unlimited. One could respond to another in a day, month or year. Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous Users of Forums • Administrator - The main creator of the website, forum etc.
• Moderator - One that has the ability to moderate, change the messages. I.e. Spam messaging, racism etc.
• User a.k.a. Poster - One that writes messages in boards etc.
- There are also several different types of users which are not regularly met in a forum
• Janitor - One that has an ability to delete messages. Synchronous approach Synchronous chat features Both multi-party and simple chats:
-Overlapping -No paragraph-like divisions
-Simultaneity -Word-length reduced
-Timing -Quick decay of topics
-Silence Linguistic Innovation Abbreviations
e.g. : Are "R", you "U", and "N" ...
e.g. : haha, awwww,...
e.g. : umm, er, erm... A type of "real-time" chatgroup communication involving two or more than two users.
It offers more radical linguistic innovations than the asynchronous type and this affects traditional spoken and written communication. E.g.
IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ) : network offering chatrooms and channels for several users chat.
-Simple chats Synchronous
-Underlaying face-to-face conversation
-Lack of moderators Asynchronous
- Traditional written language
- Moderators, janitors, etc. Some of these features help to more of a "Real-time dynamic" Punctuation
e.g. : Hey!!! , ??? ...
e.g. : I = i ...
Spelling and typographical errors
e.g. : Out of "Outta", see you "Cee ya" ... Use of Smileys Linguistic innovation Colloquial grammar constructions
e.g. : I fine, you feeling better?
Creation of compounds
e.g. : unifreakinversitynerd
Linking words by hyphens
e.g. : dead-slow-and-stop-computer New jargon
e.g. : hamf!
etc. mechanism to affirm group identity Purposes and consequences Social purpose: person-to-person interaction Recreational atmosphere: language play routine Purposes and consequences Consequences: Affecting academic written language Purposes: What is chat language useful for? -Language in its most primitive state -Spontaneous, unedited, naked writing -Linguistic versatility -Speech community Quotation: " [...] faceless words around them into bodies, histories,lives...Acts of creative reading...can and do stand in for physical presence in these online encounters." Porter (1996 a:xii) Example: Social network conversations 16:38
LOL went down HARD pretty sure part of him died that day on the field
that twang shit was jokes they're some creepy dudes but funny
Looool the twang thing is funny. Yeah plus they're hench I have a feeling they will wile out at any moment.
Lol k but if u take out the first 2 wks which was freshers and I had a freshers band since den been out only 4 times
because venue was shit before
and now its worse
cuz the freshers
are just weird awkward and waste
and i cant go out on a monday
because i got 4 hours from 9-1 on a tuesday User 2:
everything coo l wid u
yeah man. Everybody kris n dat
get used to the town now
yeah man it alright still
see the man a party alot
yeah love enjoy myself still
yeah but u still a do good inna school though
yeah yeah.. everybody a tek dis year serious.
ok then deah yah a cook still so lata seen
aright bossman Language innovation Differences caused by...
... Emoticons • They are culture-specific and certain emoticons are only found in some languages but not in others • As an example, the Japanese equivalent of emoticons focus on the eyes instead of the mouth as in Western emoticons. They are also meant to be read right-side up.
• As opposed to Western emoticons which tend to be sideways.
• More recently than face emoticons, other emoticon symbols have emerged. ^_^ d(^_^)b etc. :D ;) :S <3 - Sideways Heart Certain features in forums • No sense of responsibility. A person is not obliged to answer a question due to not knowing the answer or simply not feeling the wish to answer.
• Quotations are never long.
• Closures of messages are never formal i.e. "Cheers" "C u"
• Messages are short. 1-2.5 lines in length.
• Almost no paragraphs are found.