LING 76100: Introduction to Sociolinguistics, CUNY Graduate Center
Discussion Questions for Herring & Androutsopoulos
discuss how certain medium characteristics affect interaction
management, including the lack of visual cues and one-way vs.
two-way transmission. How do synchronous or asynchronous exchanges
affect interaction management?
discuss how social practices in CMC can reflect linguistic
variation, identity constructuion, and engagement with public
discourse. How can this be reconciled with the adage “Twitter is
not real life,” meaning that CMC doesn’t reflect the population
at large, because only a subset participates?
In many forms
of CMC, we have no information about the identity of the person
behind the screen. What difficulties does this add to interpreting