Gender Language Style and Group Composition in Internet Discussion Groups

  title={Gender Language Style and Group Composition in Internet Discussion Groups},
  author={Victor Savicki and Dawn Lingenfelter and Merle Kelley},
  journal={Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication},
This study focuses on group gender composition and the seeming relatedness between gender roles and group process functions described as task and maintenance, as found on the Internet. The sample was drawn from randomly selected set of 27 online discussion groups from both the Internet and from commercial information services (e.g. Compuserv) using the ProjectH dataset. The 2692 valid messages were coded for language content (fact, apology, first person flaming, status, etc.) that has been… 
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