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Language use within CMC Genres

How has language use altered and developed within the CMC genres?

  • In LING248 this semester we have considered the core linguistic features of four broad genres of computer mediated communication (CMC) – compressed language (SMS, tweet, and hashtag), email, blogs, and image-macro memes.  ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW
  • For this assignment, we want you to consider how language use has altered and developed within ONE of these CMC genres. • To do this, you will compare at least two (2) sets of early and newer examples of your chosen CMC genre, analysing how, and suggesting why, the linguistic features (including linguistic devices such as hashtags) in the genre have changed.
  • As part of your analysis, you should consider potential shifts in the digital literacy skills of audiences as well as societal and technological factors that may have contributed to these changes.
  • Focus on ONE of the four CMC genres, i.e. – compressed language (SMS, tweet, hashtag), – or email, – or blogs, – or image macro memes
  • Compare at least two (2) sets of early and newer examples of your chosen CMC genre – this means you need to have: at least 2 examples of older material and at least 2 examples of newer material
  • We want to see an in-depth consideration of the linguistic features of the CMC you are examining- you need to apply the knowledge you have learning throughout the course • You should consider potential shifts in the digital literacy skills of audiences • You should also consider societal and technological factors that may have contributed to these changes
  • You will need to select publicly available CMC texts – Full citations of their source is required
  • These CMC texts should not be ones you have created yourself
  • You must include the complete copies of your CMC texts in your Report (see Report Structure information) – Even if it is a long text i.e. a blog post – Partial texts are not appropriate
  • There is a specific section where these should be placed.
  • Do not put your CMC texts in an appendix
  • Do not include the following in your word count
  1. Title page 2. CMC texts 3. Your Final Reference List ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW
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