L'emploi variable des signes diacritiques dans le français tchaté : une étude variationniste en temps apparent .

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After providing an historical overview of the French spelling system and orthographic variation, this study analyzes selected internal (i.e., linguistic) factors and one external (i.e., social) factor that can influence the use of diacritics in online French-language chat sessions. From a corpus of synchronous computer-mediated communication, 3,855 tokens of graphemes capable of bearing diacritics were coded with the following scheme: Letter, Diacritic, Grapheme (i.e., Letter and Diacritic combined), Date of Participation, and Age Group of Participant. A multivariate (VARBRUL) analysis determined that Grapheme exerts the most influence on variation.

Creator(s): Al-Rashdan, Omar
Creation Date: May 2010
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2010
Description:

After providing an historical overview of the French spelling system and orthographic variation, this study analyzes selected internal (i.e., linguistic) factors and one external (i.e., social) factor that can influence the use of diacritics in online French-language chat sessions. From a corpus of synchronous computer-mediated communication, 3,855 tokens of graphemes capable of bearing diacritics were coded with the following scheme: Letter, Diacritic, Grapheme (i.e., Letter and Diacritic combined), Date of Participation, and Age Group of Participant. A multivariate (VARBRUL) analysis determined that Grapheme exerts the most influence on variation.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: French
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Keyword(s): French | internet | synchronous chat | computer-mediated communication | diacritics | sociolinguistics
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Parallel Title: The variable use of diacritics in French-language chat: An apparent-time variationist study
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 664116909 |
  • UNTCAT: b3864951 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc28382
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Access: Public
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Holder: Al-Rashdan, Omar
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