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The goal of the scheme is to synthesize and articulate aspects of technical and social context that influence discourse usage in CMC environments. The classification scheme is motivated, presented in detail with support from existing literature, and illustrated through a comparison of two types of weblog blog data.
In concluding, the advantages and limitations of the scheme are weighed. Introduction It is by now a truism that computer-mediated communication CMC — defined here as predominantly text-based human-human interaction mediated by networked computers or mobile telephony — provides an abundance of data on human behavior and language use.
Confronted with such abundance, researchers and practitioners have naturally sought to group, label, or otherwise organize CMC into categories that would facilitate its analysis and uses. However, there has been neither systematic discussion of how this should be done nor consensus regarding individual attempts to do so, many of which have been implicit and ad hoc.
As a consequence, how to classify CMC remains a significant unaddressed problem of information organization. This article is concerned with the classification of CMC for research purposes, with a focus on online language and language use, hereafter referred to as computer-mediated discourse CMD; Herring In contrast to applications in that field, however, which are primarily concerned with information storage and retrieval, the goal of the CMD scheme is to articulate aspects of context — both technical and social — that potentially influence discourse usage in CMC environments, and thereby to bring them to the conscious attention of the researcher.
The organization of this article reflects its goal to motivate, articulate, and illustrate a model.
The next section identifies the basic problem that gave rise to the need for a CMD classification scheme. Following a review of research on discourse classification, I then present an overview of the proposed faceted classification scheme for CMD and describe its dimensions and categories.
This is followed by an illustration in which the scheme is applied to characterize contrasting computer-mediated weblog data samples. In concluding, the advantages and limitations of the faceted classification approach to online communication are weighed. The Problem Various attempts have been made by linguists to classify CMD, starting in the s and early s.
Accustomed to dealing with two basic modalities of language — speech and writing — these linguists first asked: Is it a type of writing, because it is produced by typing on a keyboard and read as text on a computer screen? These early efforts at classification tended to overgeneralize about computer-mediated language, as if CMD were a single, homogeneous genre or communication type.
However, as awareness of CMC spread with the popularization of the Internet, it soon became apparent that computer-mediated discourse was sensitive to a variety of technical and situational factors, making it complex and variable Baym ; Cherny ; Herring Simultaneously, the focus of much CMD research shifted to describing the linguistic features of individual genres of CMD, e.
The genre and mode approaches, however, while preferable to lumping all CMC into a single type, are also limited as a basis for classification of CMD. First, the concept of genre can potentially be applied to communication at different levels of specificity Maingeneauand is thus imprecise.Janet Giltrow's Academic Writing: Writing and Reading in the Disciplines has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbook—and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing university and college students to the conventions of writing in an academic milieu.
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Our more than 5, manuals and Ebooks is the excuse. The CMD classification scheme is a core component of the computer-mediated discourse analysis (CMDA) approach developed by Herring (, a);  the scheme is presented here in detail for the first time.
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