Vincent B. Y. Ooi

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This chapter examines the defining linguistic innovations and social motivations for one of the most popular modes of computer mediated communication: the online chat. Due to its nature of being largely synchronous, anonymous, and mainly text-based, online chat offers a social interactional environment where people can experience the feeling of making new(More)
The exponential increase in the number of weblogs (or ‘blog’) on the Web in the past few years warrants a serious consideration of this new text type in the corpus linguistic community. In this paper, we examine the mapping of linguistic and cultural issues relating to undergraduate blogs in two communities using the WMatrix approach (cf Rayson 2005; Rayson(More)
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