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ERIC Number: EJ1204640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
Humor Markers in Computer Mediated Communication: Emotion Perception and Response
Farnia, Maryam
Teaching English with Technology, v19 n1 p21-35 Jan 2019
This paper aimed at investigating humor in text-based computer mediated communication (CMC). To this end, 200 turns exchanged by a number of 50 English language teachers on Viber, a messaging application, were randomly selected and analyzed based on Adam's (2012) classification of humor to examine emoticons, punctuations (question mark, exclamation mark, and ellipsis), laughter (textual and acronym), formatting (spelling variations, capital/small letters, and elongation), and explicit markers in the corpus. The findings showed that emoticons outweighed other humor markers while laughter rated the least used marker in the corpus.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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