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Title: An Investigation into Ways of Using English in American Universities' Facebook Pages
Other Titles: Nghiên cứu cách sử dụng tiếng Anh trên trang Facebook của một số trường đại học ở Mỹ
Authors: Nguyen, Mau Vu
Advisor: Nguyen, Van Long, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Keywords: Computer-mediated communication (CMC)
Linguistic features
Language change
English linguistics
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Abstract: This study aims to analyze and investigate ways of English used in some famous American universities’ Facebook pages. Data for analysis were posts and comments in 2016, collected from official Facebook sites of five American universities, including Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Based on theoretical viewpoints of Bodomo (2010) and Crystal (2006, 2011), the writer would like to present some newly developed linguistic features compared with that of Bodomo’s studies in terms of new forms, new trends of styles, grammar, pragmatics and vocabulary under the light of qualitative approach with the support of the quantitative one. The results show that innovative linguistic features are described from Bodomo’s studies not only retain in American universities’ Facebook communication in 2016 but also are developed into some new trends by two groups of factors – face-to-face communication habits and socio-technical affordances. Also, this research makes an effortful contribution to mapping out some trends of language change in digital media communication.
Description: Master Thesis in Foreign Language, Literature and Culture. Major: English Linguistics. Code: 822.02.01; 118 pages.
Table of contents: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Literature review and theoretical background; Chapter 3: Research methods; ...
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