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The academic linguistics of LOLspeak - Boing Boing

The academic linguistics of LOLspeak - Boing Boing | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

I can haz language play: The Construction of Language and Identity

 

Lauren Gawne's 20 minute presentation

 

* why LOLspeak is "language play" and not some language mashup "kitty pidgin".

*emerged from community norms like second language

* Key concepts- memes L337 icanhascheezburger.com

* There is research on LOLspeak

* LOLcat Bible

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Textbook Companies Are Now Teaching College Classes

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This summer, Chad Mason signed up for online general psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This spring, Jonathan Serrano took intro to psychology online at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. Though the two undergraduates were separated by more than 600 miles, enrolled in different institutions,...
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They want our jobs..and if we don't create great uniques online experiences that are not just "plug and play" they will have them.

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