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Standardisation of reduced forms in English in an academic community of practice
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0128-3770
2014 (English)In: Pragmatics and Society, ISSN 1878-9714, E-ISSN 1878-9722, Vol. 5, no 1, 105-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The process of standardising reduced forms in English, such as clippings and informal forms, used in academic chat discourse is the focus of this article. Textchat data from an introductory MA linguistics course run by a university in Sweden involving non-native English-speaking students and their native English-speaking teachers is analysed to identify if any forms are standardised. Topic-specific forms are seen to be standardised as much as are high frequency forms, although few have been standardised. It is the students above all who lead the process, and the teachers do not have much influence even if they use a different reduction.

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2014. Vol. 5, no 1, 105-127 p.
Keyword [en]
reduced form, standardisation, community of practice, computer-mediated communication, textchat, salience
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Kultur, identitet och gestaltning, Ett förenklat språk på Internätet?
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-10559DOI: 10.1075/ps.5.1.05whiISI: 000340813200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-10559DiVA: diva2:545385
Available from: 2012-08-20 Created: 2012-08-20 Last updated: 2015-08-10Bibliographically approved

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