Netspeak and Social Media Use Among University Students

Yeo, Dean Kai Liang and Ting, Su Hie (2019) Netspeak and Social Media Use Among University Students. In: -.

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Abstract

The emergence of social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has changed how human beings communicate, and led to the emergence of Netspeak. For example, combination of abbreviations, acronym and emoticons. This study examines Netspeak and social media use among university students in terms of their habits, behaviours and content of communication. The participants were 138 undergraduates from a public university. Two kinds of data were collected: Social media conversations for analysis of Netspeak features, and questionnaire on social media usage. The findings show frequent adaptation of spelling and mechanics to speed up typing and to enhance expressiveness of messages. The use of slang characterises the informal communication with friends and family on everyday topics, mostly using Twitter and FB.

Item Type: Proceeding (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social media, Netspeak, university student, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Hie
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 01:58
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 01:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28706

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