IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 51-55 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.11

Digitalk: An Exploration of the Linguistic Features of CMC

Chenee M. Dino and Leah E. Gustilo
Abstract—This pilot study was anchored on the viewpoint that language users are creative and innovative, and that Electronic English is an emerging variety of language. This study investigates the features and functions of electronic language used by Filipino Facebook users. Results of the pilot analysis of 1,671 Facebook statuses revealed that Filipino Facebookers used nine types of linguistic features. Of these nine linguistic features, code switching and acronym are the most frequently used. The linguistic features in this study show Filipino Facebookers’ competence to make use of their linguistic knowledge in order to develop innovations in communication.

Index Terms—Electronic language variety, internet English, linguistic features, digital.

The authors are with the De la Salle University, Manila, Philippines (e-mail: leah.gustilo@dlsu.edu.ph).

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Cite:Chenee M. Dino and Leah E. Gustilo, "Digitalk: An Exploration of the Linguistic Features of CMC," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 51-55, 2015.

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