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CHAT LANGUAGE PRESENTATION

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Stasys Grigonis

on 18 December 2012

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Introduction Chat Language - Asynchronous approach
- Forums
- Synchronous approach
- Emoticons
- Examples
- 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" ...

Emotional noises

e.g. : haha, awwww,...

Filled pauses

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.
-Multi-party chats
IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ) : network offering chatrooms and channels for several users chat.
Vs.
-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!!! , ??? ...

Ignored capitalization

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!

Colloquial elisions

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
User 1:
http://deadspin.com/5964960/nebraskas-kenny-bell-delivered-the-best-legal-block-in-college-football-this-season-so-of-course-he-was-flagged

16:43
User 2:
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

16:47:
User1
Looool the twang thing is funny. Yeah plus they're hench I have a feeling they will wile out at any moment.
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23:41
User 2:
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

23:42
User 1:
its shit
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:
23:00
wagwan!

User 1:
23:01
everything coo l wid u

User 2:
23:03
yeah man. Everybody kris n dat
get used to the town now
yeah man it alright still

User 1:
23:07
see the man a party alot

User 2:
23:10
yeah love enjoy myself still

User 1:
23:11
yeah but u still a do good inna school though

User 2:
23:13
yeah yeah.. everybody a tek dis year serious.

User 1:
23:16
ok then deah yah a cook still so lata seen

User2:
23:18
aright bossman Language innovation Differences caused by...

Age

Gender

Ethnicity

... 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.
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