Digital language variation in context: interactional and computational synergies (DiLCo)
Language changes over time: this holds true for both spoken and written language. The latter is especially evident in conversational use of writing in social media. Characters are creatively used to communicate more than just the meaning of the words.
This international network explores the creative use of written language features, such as spelling, punctuation and emojis, for the expression of emotions, irony, hate, as well as locally marked registers of language. Its research scope is not limited to German and English, but involves a range of languages represented in the network, including Chinese, a writing system that offers other creative possibilities than the Latin alphabet of German and English. The network is innovative in bringing together researchers in a transdisciplinary dialogue of qualitative and quantitative methods.
The group consists of internationally renowned scholars and includes doctoral students. It organizes annual workshops that are partly open to the public.
Involved Partner Universities
- King's College London, London, United Kingdom
- Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Professor PhD - Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy / School of Education, Communication &Society
- Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Dong Nguyen, Assistant Professor PhD - Faculty of Science / Dept of Information and Computing Sciences
- University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles - Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences / Dept of Humanities
- Christoph Purschke, Associate Professor Dr. Phil - Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences / Dept of Humanities
- Indiana University Bloomington, USA
- Prof. Dr. Sandra Kübler - College of Arts and Science/ Dept of Linguistics
- Susan C. Herring, Proffessor PhD - Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering/ Dept of Information & Library Science