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dc.contributor.author Pérez-Sabater, Carmen es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-28T09:28:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-28T09:28:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.issn 0717-1285
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/63093
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the process and outcomes of an instructional project to familiarise postgraduate students with research. The study presents Mobile-Var, a project which complies with the philosophy of the Bologna Declaration regarding students acquisition of research competences. By studying language variations in WhatsApp text interactions, participantswere encouraged to develop innovative ideas to make a tangible contribution to the field of language and Computer-mediated Communication. Specifically, the research undertaken consisted in analysing new trends in digital communication by observing if the language used in WhatsApp text interactions constituteda new language variety. Authentic messages in Catalan, English and Spanish were studied from the perspective of the strategies of oralised written texts addressed by Yus (2011) and other scholars. The debriefing session revealed that age is a determining factor in the pervasive use of non-standard language. From an educational perspective, students involvement in a project for research purposes allowed them to develop the strategies needed to carry out research in tertiary education, such as critical thinking, data collection and interpretation, and collaboration with others. Consequently, the relevance of the study is twofold: on the one hand, it increased the competence of postgraduate students in discourse studies research; on the other hand, it connects with Baron s (2013) proposal regarding the fundamental role of mobile communication in the way written and spoken language is used today, given the current profusion of mobile communication technologies. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Facultad de Letras - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Onomázein : revista semestral de lingüística, filología y traducción es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada (by-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Development of research competence es_ES
dc.subject Language variation es_ES
dc.subject New media research es_ES
dc.subject Mobile text-based interactions es_ES
dc.subject WhatsApp text interactions. es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title Discovering language variation in WhatsApp text interactions es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.7764/onomazein.31.8
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pérez-Sabater, C. (2015). Discovering language variation in WhatsApp text interactions. Onomázein : revista semestral de lingüística, filología y traducción. 31(1):113-126. doi:10.7764/onomazein.31.8 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/onomazein.31.8 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 113 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 126 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 31 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 302069 es_ES


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