Anastasia Kappatou: Investigating young people’s online discussions from a linguistic and sociological perspective


This article aims at demonstrating the research methodology and results coming from the linguistic study of online discourse and the sociological analysis based on the perceptions of users for the online communication channel (chatting). Specifically the stages of the research study are described as long as the research tools utilized within the linguistic processing of the sample but also within the sociological analysis of the attitudes of subjects. Alongside representative results obtained from both research approaches are exhibited and discussed. As far as the linguistic approach is concerned it is worth noting that the lines of online discussions gathered from public and private press talks were 4560 in number and their study was based on classification in the categories of linguistic analysis (morphology, syntax, spelling, pragmatics, semantics, lexical origin).On the other hand, in the context of sociological research the participants were in the age class of 13-25 years old and were asked to complete a questionnaire in order to collect information of social survey and reflection of their wider attitude towards online chat. The results obtained from processing the responses of the respondents were crossed with their responses to questions addressed to them in conducting individual semi-structured interview type


MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, (ISSN: 1792-8494)

Full article: ISSUE 2b, 2013 (p. 32-43)