Twitter: un’analisi dell’italiano nel micro blogging

Translated title of the contribution: Twitter: an analysis of the Italian language used in micro-blogging

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Abstract

Il contributo è incentrato su un’analisi linguistica dell’italiano scritto nella piattaforma sociale e di micro blogging Twitter. Attraverso alcuni esempi estrapolati da un corpus di 2.150 di messaggi, chiamati tweet, si cerca di definire la tipologia testuale e di individuare i tratti sintattici e lessicali salienti del micro blogging. In particolare ci si sofferma su quelle dinamiche micro sintattiche auto generate dall’utenza (@ reply,@ mention, retweet) e su quei tratti lessicali di organizzazione e costruzione di significato e senso condiviso (hashtag) che concorrono a far emergere, tramite una dinamica “conversazionale-collaborativa”(definita tweetonomy), quella che si potrebbe definire una” grammatica di Twitter”.

The following paper is a linguistic analysis of Italian language use in Twitter, a well-known micro blogging and social awareness platform.The main purpose describe and define the Italian Twitter texting genre in terms of syntax and vocabulary, providing several examples taken from a corpus of 2.150 tweets.The analysis focus on user-generated micro syntax forms (@reply, @mention, retweet) and on user-generated conversational tagging (hashtags) which seem to create, through collaborative-conversational dynamics (aka tweetonomy), a sort of “Twitter grammar”.


The paper presents a lingustic analysis of written Italian used on the social media Twitter. From a corpus of 2.150 tweets, the paper defines type of text, lexicon and syntax of Twitter. The main focus of the paper is on the user-generated micro-syntactic dynamics such as @ replies, @mentions and retweets and how people create shared meaning through hashtags. The Italian language used on Twitter is found to have its own grammar fuelled by collaborative conversations defined as tweetonomies.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)165-210
Number of pages46
JournalItaliano LinguaDue
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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