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.

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Al-Rashdan, Omar May 2010.

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  • Main Title: L'emploi variable des signes diacritiques dans le français tchaté : une étude variationniste en temps apparent .
  • Parallel Title: The variable use of diacritics in French-language chat: An apparent-time variationist study

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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.

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Al-Rashdan, Omar. L'emploi variable des signes diacritiques dans le français tchaté : une étude variationniste en temps apparent ., thesis, May 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28382/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .