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Sunday, February 13, 2005, 18:45

Instant Messaging - Studying A New Form of Communication

Susan D Blum, U Notre Dame, Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association

Teaching an upper-division undergraduate class on linguistic anthropology, “Doing Things with Words,” at the University of Notre Dame, nothing got my students so excited—not gossip, not gender, maybe accent—as the topic of Instant Messaging

As a team, my eight students (Theresa Davey, Anastasia Envall, Mark Gernerd, Tiffanné Mahomes, Maria Monroe, Jenna Nowak, Matthew Patricoski and Jacob Weiler) and I investigated every aspect of Instant Messaging that we could to assess how it was affecting—if it was affecting—students’ daily experiences. The fact that IMing involves writing but is conceptualized as talk makes it especially germane for linguistic anthropological analysis. >> continue

SEE ALSO THEIR PAPER: Instant Messaging: Functions of a New Communicative Tool


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