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Title: The use of Cypriot Greek in synchronous computer-mediated communication
Author: Themistocleous, Christiana
ISNI:       0000 0001 3516 7538
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Cypriot Greek (CG), a variety of Greek spoken in the island of Cyprus, does not have a standard official orthography and it is only used in informal oral communication. The regional variety is sometimes used in traditional written genres such as poetry, plays, prose pieces and humorous newspaper columns, but never in everyday written communication or formal writing. The Standard Greek (SG) variety is used as a medium of instruction in formal education and no provision is made for learning to write in any other variety of Greek. In an era of computer-increased technology and with the development of Computer-mediated Communication (CMC), written CG is nowadays widely used in online text-based communication among young Greek-Cypriots. This is the first time that the regional variety is used for everyday written communication. The aim of this thesis is to provide an initial insight into this new area of study by looking at the ways that CG is used in online chat.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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