Digitalk: Community, Convention, and Self-expression


by Kristen Hawley Turner - 2011

The language adolescents use in digital spaces often does not adhere to standard written English. Rather, teens experiment in their writing, and the result is digitalk, a complex and fascinating combination of written and conversational languages. This study explores the use of digitalk as an expression of individual identity within a community of norms.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 110. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 113 Number 13, 2011, p. 263-282
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18389, Date Accessed: 10/26/2020 9:14:38 AM

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