Investigating Computer-Mediated Communication: Corpus-based Approaches to Language in the Digital World


Darja Fišer (ed)
Michael Beißwenger (ed)

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Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Media Corpora for the Humanities

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This volume brings together researchers active in the initiative called Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities ( that is dedicated to the discussion of best practices on all aspects of open issues regarding the development, annotation, processing and analysis of corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC). It includes eight chapters that have been written by 16 authors from 13 different countries and deal with the creation of CMC corpora, and with the analysis of CMC phenomena in 10 different languages. They tackle a diverse range of research questions and use a rich set of approaches, which is why they are organized into four broad thematic and methodological parts: Part 1 - Lexical analysis of CMC, Part 2 - Sociolinguistic analysis of CMC, Part 3 - Conversation and conflict in CMC, and Part 4 - Building and processing CMC resources.



  • Introduction
    Darja Fišer, Michael Beißwenger
  • Birds of a feather don’t quite tweet together:
    An analysis of spelling variation in Slovene, Croatian and Serbian Twitterese
    Maja Miličević, Nikola Ljubešić, Darja Fišer
  • CMC terminology in Hausa as found in a corpus of WhatsApp chats
    Mohamed Tristan Purvis
  • WhatsApp with social media slang?
    Youth language use in Dutch written computer-mediated communication
    Lieke Verheijen
  • Gender and grammatical Frequencies in social media English from the Nordic countries
    Steven Coats
  • Conversations on Twitter
    Tatjana Scheffler
  • Exploring Wikipedia Talk Pages for Conflict Detection
    Lydia-Mai Ho-Dac, Veronika Laippala, Céline Poudat, Ludovic Tanguy
  • The development of DOTI (Data of oral teletandem interaction)
    Solange Aranha, Paola Leone
  • Part-of-speech tagging for corpora of computer-mediated communication:
    A case study on finding rare phenomena
    Michael Beißwenger, Tobias Horsmann, Torsten Zesch
  • Name index


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Biografije avtorja

Darja Fišer

is Assistant Professor and Chair of the unit for lexicology, terminology and language technologies at the Department of Translation Studies of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and Research Associate at
the Department of Knowledge Technologies at the Jožef Stefan Institute. She teaches courses on corpus linguistics and translation technologies. As a researcher, she is currently active in the fields of computer-mediated communication and lexical semantics using corpus-linguistics methods and natural language processing. She is President of the Slovenian Language Technologies Society, Chair of the FoLLI Steering Committee of the biggest European summer school on language, logic and computation ESSLLI and Director of User Involvement of the European research infrastructure for language resources and technology CLARIN.

Michael Beißwenger

is Professor for German Linguistics and Language Teaching at the Department of German Studies of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen. Besides the field of computer-mediated communication, which he has been researching since 1999, his research interests include corpus linguistics, digital humanities, text technology, collaborative writing, and the development of e-learning scenarios for language teaching and higher education. He is one of the initiators and members of the steering committee of the annual Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (, convener of the TEI special interest group on computer-mediated communication and membe of the CLARIN-D working groups German Philology and Applied and Computational Linguistics.


August 19, 2018

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29 September 2017