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Variation and Change in Online Writing

The Centre for Communication and Computing is delighted to invite you to this open and free lecture by Jacob Eisenstein.

Time: 30 September 2015 
Please note that the correct time is 11:00-12:00!

Place: UCPH, South Campus, building 27, room 27.0.17

Online writing is an increasingly ubiquitous mode for informal, phatic communication, but the implications of this shift for the relationship between writing and speech are still contested. While some point to the rise of a new "netspeak" dialect, quantitative analysis suggests a picture that is more complex: online writing reproduces lexical and phonetic variation from spoken language, while simultaneously hosting an impressive array of apparently novel orthographic variables. Read more



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