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Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features in Japanese BBS Communication

Yukiko Nishimura

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the linguistic and interactional properties of informal asynchronous CMC in Japanese, using Bulletin Board System (BBS) messages sent to fan sites as the primary source of data. ... More


Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives’ Chat Room

Hirofumi Katsuno and Christine Yano

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes female cyber-sociality in Japanese housewife chat rooms, especially the visual play of kaomoji (“face marks”; emoticons) to express intimacy in virtual interaction, using ... More


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