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dc.contributor.authorVotta, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:48:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:48:32Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.othervotta_rachel_s_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/votta_rachel_s_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24309
dc.description.abstractWith the increased importance of the Internet in recent years as a site for communication, increased academic study of the medium is necessary to understand its significance in human communication. This study aims to understand how styles are developed in online communication between members of specific communities, known as fandoms, and how rules of English are bent in the face of new options for communication. The history of communication over the medium is addressed as well as the new and developing technologies in the field today. There is specific focus placed on the difference between local and global Internet communication and how global communities create the need for more specialized techniques of communication.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectcommunity of practice
dc.subjectonline communities
dc.subjectcomputer-mediated communication
dc.subjectfandom
dc.subjectinstant messenger
dc.subjectblogs
dc.subjectsocial network
dc.titleCommunication styles in Instant Messenger use
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorWilliam Kretzschmar
dc.description.committeeWilliam Kretzschmar
dc.description.committeeBarry Hollander
dc.description.committeeMarlyse Baptista


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