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Modeling Non-Standard Language Use in Adolescents' CMC: The Impact and Interaction of Age, Gender and Education

Hilte, Lisa; Vandekerckhove, Reinhild; Daelemans, Walter

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{
"publisher": "cmc-corpora conference series",
"DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1041855",
"container_title": "Proceedings of the 5th Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (cmccorpora17)",
"language": "eng",
"title": "Modeling Non-Standard Language Use in Adolescents' CMC: The Impact and Interaction of Age, Gender and Education",
"issued": {
"date-parts": [
[
2017,
9,
30
]
]
},
"abstract": "The present paper deals with Flemish adolescents' informal computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a large corpus (2.9 million tokens) of chat conversations. We analyze deviations from written standard Dutch and possible correlations with the teenagers' gender, age and educational track. The concept of non-standardness is operationalized by means of a wide range of features that serve different purposes, related to the chatspeak maxims of orality, brevity and expressiveness. It will be demonstrated how the different social variables impact on non-standard writing, and, more importantly, how they interact with each other. While the findings for age and education correspond to our expectations (more non-standard markers are used by younger adolescents and students in practice-oriented educational tracks), the results for gender (no significant difference between girls and boys) do not: they call for a more fine-grained analysis of non-standard writing, in which features relating to different chat principles are examined separately.",
"author": [
{
"family": "Hilte, Lisa"
},
{
"family": "Vandekerckhove, Reinhild"
},
{
"family": "Daelemans, Walter"
}
],
"id": "1041855",
"event-place": "Bolzano, Italy",
"type": "paper-conference",
"event": "5th Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (cmccorpora17)"
}
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