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