Structural characteristics of electronic discourse : a comparative analysis of InterChange text

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dc.contributor.advisor Ely, Christopher M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ko, Kwang-Kyu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:27:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:27:49Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1994 .K6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177428
dc.description.abstract This study was designed 1) to reveal the structural characteristics of an electronic discourse text, namely InterChange, and 2) to associate the characteristics with underlying functional factors in comparison with spoken and written discourse. The characteristics of Interchange were examined in terms of frequency and discourse functions.This comparative analysis has revealed that the structure of Interchange is characteristically different from spoken and written discourse. Comparatively speaking, in Interchange electronic discourse, interpersonal involvement is far higher than in written discourse, but slightly lower than in spoken discourse. The fragmentary quality is generally higher than spoken discourse as well as than written. Syntactic and semantic variation falls between spoken and written discourse.Three distinctive feature distribution patterns emerged in the analysis of Interchange features, with which the underlying discourse mechanism of Interchange was interpreted. The linguistic features in Pattern I occur with higher frequency than in written discourse, but lower than in spoken. It was posited that this occurrence pattern of Interchange features reflects the mutual interaction of elements of speaking and writing. The linguistic features in Pattern II occur with higher frequency than in both spoken discourse and written discourse, and the linguistic features in Pattern III occur less often than in both spoken discourse and written discourse. It was suggested that this may be due to functional needs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent v, 98 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer bulletin boards. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Word frequency. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Discourse analysis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer networks. en_US
dc.title Structural characteristics of electronic discourse : a comparative analysis of InterChange text en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/917835 en_US


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