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«Quo vadis, Kommunikation?» Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien / «Quo vadis, Communication?» Communication – Language – Media

Akten des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Sibiu 2011- Proceedings of the 46 th Linguistics Colloquium, Sibiu 2011


Edited By Ioana-Narcisa Cretu

Quo vadis, Kommunikation? Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien ist der Tagungsband des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Rumänien. Die Essays beleuchten die Rolle der Medien in der heutigen Kommunikation: sie sind zugleich Ausgangspunkt oder Anwendungsgebiet von Betrachtungen zu den traditionellen Kernbereichen der Linguistik oder zur Angewandten Linguistik. Der Band umfasst Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache von 30 verschiedenen Universitäten aus 14 Ländern.
Quo vadis, Communication? Communication – Language – Media presents contributions of the 46th Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Sibiu, Romania. The essays offer a critical review of the influence of modern media on communication and how media have become the subject of research in different linguistic fields. The volume comprises papers in German, English and French from 30 different universities.
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Attitudes and Habitudes of Romanian Consumers of Online Media


Minodora Sălcudean

Attitudes and Habitudes1 of Romanian Consumers of Online Media

Case Study: Aspects of the Users’ Written Language from the „Comments“ Section of Two of the Most Important Romanian News Sites

Along with the Web 2.0, information, in its broadest possible sense, has become a common good that is accessed by users through an active and voluntary enterprise. What is specific to Internet culture is absolutely free and global communication. From the viewpoint of mass communication, the Internet has generated a pheno­menon – the convergence of media – that has spawned unprecedented mutations concerning the amount and nature of consumption of media information. More than that, this consumption is embedded inside a daily ritual containing already shaped idiosyncrasies and habits, a whole array of routines of documentation and search for information that the older generations (whose adolescence and youth happened before the advent of widespread Internet) did not experience in their time. On the other hand, the Internet generation – the so-called Internet natives – is unable to know or learn about the world in the absence of the world wide web; it is a generation to whom the computer is indispensable, a condition in itself for existing not only in the real world but also in online reality, and the integration into a virtual community has become an essential way of being. Within the past three years, the number of social network users has increased astonishingly2, which today prompts us to consider the very...

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