Audience and the Use of Minority Languages on Twitter

Dong-Phuong Nguyen, Rudolf Berend Trieschnigg, Leonie Cornips

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015
    Place of PublicationPalo Alto
    PublisherAAAI Press
    Pages666-669
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781577357339
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015
    Event9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015
    http://www.icwsm.org/2015/

    Conference

    Conference9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015
    Abbreviated titleICWSM
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityOxford
    Period26/05/1529/05/15
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Twittersociolinguisticscode-switchingautomatic language identificationcomputational linguistics
    • automatic language identification
    • EWI-26675
    • Twitter
    • IR-99121
    • code-switching
    • Computational Linguistics
    • METIS-315150
    • Sociolinguistics

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