Linguistic mimicry and trust in text-based CMC

  title={Linguistic mimicry and trust in text-based CMC},
  author={Lauren E. Scissors and Alastair J. Gill and Darren Gergle},
This study examines the relationship between linguistic mimicry and trust establishment in a text-chat environment. Twenty-six participant pairs engaged in a social dilemma investment game and chatted via Instant Messenger (IM) after every five rounds of investment. Results revealed that, within chat sessions, lexical mimicry (repetition of words or word phrases by both partners) was significantly higher for high-trusting pairs than for low-trusting pairs, but that lexical mimicry across chat… CONTINUE READING
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