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1 Sociolinguistics Netspeak & Dreadtalk

2 Language and the Internet David Crystal

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4 “Whatever internet culture may be, it is still largely a text-based affair” (Wilbur, 1996, p.6) Orthography (repeated letters; emoticons) – Hiiiiiii!!!! Whooaaaaaaaa! – ;) :D :) :P :X ^__^ Lexical features Grammatical features Morphological features Style - Screen names (kdog) Creolisation & Decreolisation

5 Internet Situations Netizen Synchronous and Asynchronous interaction – (Real-time and Postponed time). Language use (audience, purpose) Identity “The language of blogs displays the process of writing in its naked, unedited form. ” (Crystal, 2006, p. 15)

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7 Dread Talk

8 Dread Talk _________________________________ Philosophy influences language. Word formation Phonology Morphology & Phonology Semantics

9 Aprecilove Argumant Full-Joy Forward Overstand

10 Velma Pollard

11 :: Velma Pollard :: Velma Pollard Knutsford Court Hotel, Jamaica. (Jan., 2011)


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