Linguistic Synchrony in Parasocial Interaction

  title={Linguistic Synchrony in Parasocial Interaction},
  author={Jayne R. Goode and James D. Robinson},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  pages={453 - 466}
This investigation examines the linguistic behavior of audience members replying to the blog posts of television characters. Proponents of communication accommodation theory (Giles, 1973; Giles, Coupland, & Coupland, 1991) contend interactants accommodate the communicative behaviors of others they perceive as socially desirable. We argue similar behaviors should be observed in individuals engaging in parasocial interaction. Using the Language Inquiry and Word Count software (LIWC) (Pennebaker… Expand
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