EEMCS

Home > Publications
Home University of Twente
Education
Research
Prospective Students
Jobs
Publications
Intranet (internal)
 
 Nederlands
 Contact
 Search
 Organisation

EEMCS EPrints Service


26675 Audience and the Use of Minority Languages on Twitter
Home Policy Brochure Browse Search User Area Contact Help

Nguyen, Dong-Phuong and Trieschnigg, R.B. and Cornips, L. (2015) Audience and the Use of Minority Languages on Twitter. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015, 26-29 May 2015, Oxford, UK. pp. 666-669. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. ISBN not assigned

Full text available as:

PDF

654 Kb
Open Access



Official URL: http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM15/paper/view/10512

Exported to Metis

Abstract

On Twitter, many users tweet in more than one language. In this study, we examine the use of two Dutch minority languages. Users can engage with different audiences and by analyzing different types of tweets, we find that characteristics of the audience influence whether a minority language is used. Furthermore, while most tweets are written in Dutch, in conversations users often switch to the minority language.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Extended Abstract, Poster)
Research Group:EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:FACT: Folktales As Classifiable Texts
Uncontrolled Keywords:Twitter
sociolinguistics
code-switching
automatic language identification
computational linguistics
ID Code:26675
Status:Published
Deposited On:21 January 2016
Refereed:Yes
International:Yes
More Information:statisticsmetis

Export this item as:

To correct this item please ask your editor

Repository Staff Only: edit this item