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dc.contributor.authorTan, Kenny W. P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSwee, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Corinneen_US
dc.contributor.authorDetenber, Benjamin H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlsagoff, Lubnaen_US
dc.identifier.citationTan, K. W. P., Swee, D., Lim, C., Detenber, B. H., & Alsagoff, L. (2007). The impact of language variety and expertise on perceptions of online political discussions. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), 76-99. doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00387.xen_US
dc.description.abstractAn experimental design was employed in the investigation of the impact of two status cues, language style and source expertise, on people’s perceptions of online political discussants and their intentions and motivations to participate in local online political discussion fora. Specifically, the colloquial form of Singapore English, known as Singlish, was manipulated, together with information about the expertise of a discussant, in a 2 3 2 between-subjects factorial design, with the discussion issue manipulated as a within-subjects variable. Eighty undergraduates, 42 male and 38 female, participated in the study. Overall, the results of this study provide very limited support for the significant effects of status cues on perceptions and participation. The implications of the results of this study for theories of computer-mediated communication and linguistics in the context of the Internet are discussed.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Computer-Mediated Communicationen_US
dc.rights© 2008 International Communication Association. All rights reserved. This paper was published by Oxford University Press in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and is made available with permission of International Communication Associationen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Communicationen_US
dc.titleThe impact of language variety and expertise on perceptions of online political discussionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsComputer-mediated Communicationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFactorial designen_US
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