A Multidimensional Study of Synchronous and Supersynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication
- About the author
- About the book
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- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Introduction
- 1.1 Speech vs. writing vs. conversational writing
- 1.2 Aim and scope of the study
- 1.3 Synchronicity of communication
- 1.4 Notes on terminology
- 1.5 Outline of the study
- Chapter 2. Background
- 2.1 Introductory remarks
- 2.2 Survey of the literature on speech and writing
- 2.3 Biber’s (1988) dimensions of textual variation
- 2.4 Halliday’s and others’ essentially qualitative approaches
- 2.5 Survey of the literature on CMC
- 2.6 Description of the media for conversational writing
- 2.7 Chapter summary
- Chapter 3. Material and method
- 3.1 Introductory remarks
- 3.2 Creating and annotating a corpus of Internet relay chat
- 3.3 Creating and annotating a corpus of split-window ICQ chat
- 3.4 The Santa Barbara Corpus subset
- 3.5 Standardization and dimension score computation
- 3.6 Average figures for writing and speech, respectively
- 3.7 Chapter summary
- Chapter 4. Salient features in conversational writing
- 4.1 Introductory remarks
- 4.2 Distribution of modal auxiliary verbs and personal pronouns
- 4.3 Word length, type/token ratio and lexical density
- 4.4 The most salient features
- 4.5 Paralinguistic features and extra-linguistic content
- 4.6 Inserts and emotives
- 4.7 Chapter summary
- Chapter 5. Conversational writing positioned on Biber’s (1988) dimensions
- 5.1 Introductory remarks
- 5.2 Dimension plots
- 5.2.1 Dimension 1: Informational versus Involved Production
- 5.2.2 Dimension 2: Narrative versus Non-Narrative Concerns
- 5.2.3 Dimension 3: Explicit/Elaborated versus Situation-Dependent Reference
- 5.2.4 Dimension 4: Overt Expression of Persuasion/Argumentation
- 5.2.5 Dimension 5: Abstract/Impersonal versus Non-Abstract/Non-Impersonal Information
- 5.2.6 Dimension 6: On-Line Informational Elaboration
- 5.3 Chapter summary
- Chapter 6. Discussion
- 6.1 Introductory remarks
- 6.2 Hypotheses revisited quantitatively
- 6.3 From genres to text types
- 6.4 Research questions revisited
- 6.5 Chapter summary
- Chapter 7. Conclusion
- 7.1 Summary of the study
- 7.2 Suggestions for further research
- Appendix I. Texts used in Biber’s (1988) study
- Appendix II. Descriptive statistics for genres studied
- Appendix III. Raw frequencies of linguistic features
- Appendix IV. Examples of excluded material
- Appendix V. Features with a |standard score| >2.0
- Appendix VI. Statistical tests of salient features
- Appendix VII. Word lists for the corpora studied
- Appendix VIII. Dimension score statistics for Biber’s (1988) genres
- Appendix IX. Computation of cluster affiliations
- Appendix X. Dimension scores for individual texts
- List of References
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Names: Jonsson, Ewa, 1968- author.
Title: Conversational writing : a multidimensional study of synchronous and
supersynchronous computer-mediated communication / Ewa Jonsson.
Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang,  | Series:
English Corpus Linguistics ; Volume 16 | Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2016000923| ISBN 9783631671535 (Print) | ISBN 9783653065121 (E-Book)
Subjects: LCSH: Conversation analysis--Data processing. | Authorship--Computer network
sources. | Digital communications. | Online social networks.
Classification: LCC P95.45 .J66 2016 | DDC 302.2/24--dc23 LC record available at
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