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ERIC Number: EJ565028
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-8755-4615
A Class of Clowns: Spontaneous Joking in Computer-Assisted Discussions.
Holcomb, Christopher
Computers and Composition, v14 n1 p3-18 Apr 1997
Finds that joking in computer-mediated communication constitutes a hybrid form of discourse, mingling the conventions of print and speech. Notes that students use typography and space to better capture the rhythms and inflections of oral joking, but such joking instantly organizes participants into hierarchically differentiated groups, creating new patterns of power in the classroom. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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