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Граматичната категория лице във форумното общуване на bg-mamma
The grammatical category of the person in bg-mamma forum communication

Author(s): Bilyana Todorova
Subject(s): Media studies, Computational linguistics
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: computer-mediated communication (CMC); speech; writing; grammatical category of the person in verbs;

Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of the paper is to present some grammatical features of computer-mediated communication (CMC), in particular the verb category of the person. The specifics of grammar use in CMC texts are not preferred by researchers as they are more difficult to investigate. The grammatical system is more stable and conservative and the differences in grammar use are less discernable. A lot of investigators claim that CMC occupies the middle position between speech and writing. Hewing and Coffin (2004) consider that in speech the first and the second person use is preferred; in writing the third person has more frequent use. This research thus aims to investigate the use of personal forms of verbs in some discussions in the largest Bulgarian forum platform – bg- mamma. The results show that in the corpus the third person appears more often than others. The second person has lowest use.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 52
  • Page Range: 229-241
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Ukrainian