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„Eigentlich können wir uns jeden Tag entscheiden, jemand anderer zu sein”. Metamorphosen von Geschlechtsanatonomie und –identität, dargestellt an den Romanfiguren in Sibylle Bergs Roman Amerika
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2006 (German)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to determine where on a continuum between speech and writingwritten computer-mediated communication (chat language) would be placed. The essaymakes use of a methodology based on Biber (1988). This was done using a quantitativeresearch methodology based on counting and comparing specific linguistic features in different texts. The data for chat language came from the NPS Chat Corpus. Other data used were transcripts of spoken discourse as well as a popular scientific text as material for comparison. This essay is mainly focused on four features: the use of pronouns, passives, ellipsis and the type/token ration of each individual text. Despite the limited size of the material sampled, the results showed that chat language had more in common overall with speech than with writing.


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2006. , 52 p.
, Scripta Minora, 48
Keyword [de]
Identität, Gender, Sibylle Berg, Populärliteratur
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22620OAI: diva2:572070
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-12-28 Created: 2012-11-26 Last updated: 2012-12-28Bibliographically approved

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