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Title:Chinese Internet Language: A Study of Identity Construction
Author(s):Gao, Liwei
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Pandharipande, Rajeshwari
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Modern
Abstract:This study contributes to the understanding of the interaction between language use and identity construction in the Internet arena. Aside from documenting a new type of language contact and convergence in the digital age, this dissertation also informs research on the social and technological factors responsible for language variation and change. Moreover, this dissertation study sheds light on such topics as language and culture, functions of language, and language attitudes.
Issue Date:2004
Description:172 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3153297
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2004

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