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ERIC Number: EJ787878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
A Spoken Genre Gets Written: Online Football Commentaries in English, French, and Spanish
Perez-Sabater, Carmen; Pena-Martinez, Gemma; Turney, Ed; Montero-Fleta, Begona
Written Communication, v25 n2 p235-261 2008
Many recent studies on computer-mediated communication (CMC) have addressed the question of orality and literacy. This article examines a relatively recent subgenre of CMC, that of written online sports commentary, that provides us with written CMC that is clearly based on firmly established oral genres, those of radio and television sports commentary. The examples analyzed are from two English, two French, and two Spanish online football (soccer) commentaries. The purpose of the study is to examine oral traits and genre mixing in online football commentaries in the three languages and carryover from the spoken genres of radio and television commentaries to this developing genre, following Ferguson. Special attention is paid to Web page design. The study reveals that form and content of online football commentaries are strongly affected by the style of the online newspaper. (Contains 6 figures, 5 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; Spain; United Kingdom (England)