Conversational Analysis of Chat Room Talk PHD thesis by Dr. Terrell Neuage  University of South Australia National Library of Australia.

THESIShome ~ Abstract.html/pdf ~ Glossary.html/pdfIntroduction.html/pdf  ~ methodology.html/pdf  ~ literature review.html/pdfCase Study 1.html/pdf~ 2.html/pdf~ 3.html/pdf~  4.html/pdf~ 5.html/pdf~  6.html/pdf~  7.html/pdf~ discussion.html/pdf  ~ conclusion.html~ postscipt.html/pdf~ O*D*A*M.html/pdf~ Bibliography.html/pdf~  911~ thesis-complete.htm/~ Terrell Neuage Home Appendixes  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.  DATA ~ Case Study   1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 ~ These links are from early notes and not the final edits which are in the published version available at the University of South Australia only. Not all links are active due to changing domains. Home page see http://neuage.co

 

Re. Monday timetable for 2001

 

Mid- month

 

April (gone April 15- 30th) Case study 1 completed

May Case study 2 completed

June Case study 3 completed

July Case study 4 completed

August Case study 5 completed

September comparison of 1 5

October - conclusion

November Literature review completed and first draft of thesis

December completion of second draft

January submit

 

OUTLINE of thesis

 

Abstract

 

Introduction

 

i. Statement of the Problem

 

A. Why examine chatroom dialogue

 

B. How electronic talk is comparable to verbal talk?

 

ii. Analyzing Chatroom 'talk'

 

aa. research questions Thursday

 

b. research hypothesis Thursday

 

iii. How 'chat' differs' from natural conversation'

 

Approaches to analysing chatroom conversation ~ Literature Review-

 

----------- ESTABLISHED THEORIES AND METHODS OF DIALOGUE ANALYSIS

 

 

o Conversational Analysis (CA)

 

o Speech Act (SA) theory

 

o Discourse Analysis (DA)

 

o Reading Theory (also - hypertextuality)

 

o Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)

 

Electronic Communicated Analysis

 

Computational Linguistics

 

Text and Corpus Analysis

 

o Semiotics

 

Pragmatics

 

o Linguistics (to establish a chatroom linguistics)

 

Linguistic schools of thought

 

o Prague School of linguistics

 

o Dependency grammar

 

o Tagmemics

 

o Stratification grammar

 

o Systemic linguistics

 

o Optimality Theory

 

Methodology for thesis

 

i. ----- Development of a protocol of a transcription methodology ------

 

Doing Qualitative Analysis of chat-rooms with QSR NUD.IST 4

 

 

ii. ---- Grammatical patterns in chatroom 'talk' including use of abbreviations and emoticons

 

How roles change in a chatroom 'talk'

 

Patterns of interaction in chatroom 'talk'

 

How moods are established or/and changed in chatrooms

 

The use of abbreviations and emoticons in chatrooms

 

iii. ----Turn-taking and threads

 

Chunk and chat segments in chatroom talk

 

 

iv. ----Types of Chatrooms

 

 

 

 

--------------------SECTION TWO----CHATROOM ANAYLSIS

 

----CASE-STUDIES of Chatroom types and analysis of their 'talk'

 

Emergency: ---- Example from Hurricane Floyd 'chat' (case study

1)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing storm

The grammar of chat in storm

Discourse structures in storm

Analysis of Storm

Conclusion of topic one storm

Bibliography for case study one

Raw data for storm

 

ii. Topic specific---- Astrology 'chat' case study 2)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing Astrology 'chat'

The grammar of chat in Astrology 'chat'

Discourse structures in Astrology 'chat'

Analysis of Astrology 'chat'

Conclusion of topic one Astrology 'chat'

Bibliography for case study two

Raw data for Astrology 'chat'

 

iii. General chat ---- no specific topic (case study 3)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing General chat

The grammar of chat in General chat

Discourse structures in General chat

Analysis of General chat

Conclusion of topic one General chat

Bibliography for case study three

Raw data for General chat

iv. topic specific---- Web3d computer modelling 'chat' (case study 4)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

The grammar of chat in Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

Discourse structures in Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

Analysis of Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

Conclusion of topic one Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

Bibliography for case study four

Raw data for Web3d computer modelling 'chat'

 

v. General chat in a topic specific chatroom ----Britney Spears Chat Room' (case study 5)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing Britney Spears Chat Room'

The grammar of chat in Britney Spears Chat Room'

Discourse structures in Britney Spears Chat Room'

Analysis of Britney Spears Chat Room'

Conclusion of topic one Britney Spears Chat Room'

Bibliography for case study five

Raw data for Britney Spears Chat Room'

 

vi. topic specific ---- 'baseball chat' (case study 6)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing 'baseball chat'

The grammar of chat in 'baseball chat'

Discourse structures in 'baseball chat'

Analysis of 'baseball chat'

Conclusion of topic one 'baseball chat'

Bibliography for case study six

Raw data for 'baseball chat'

 

vii. sexual chatrooms (case study 7)

INTRODUCTION Reason for choosing this chatroom

METHODOLOGY approaches to analysing sexual chatrooms

The grammar of chat in sexual chatrooms

Discourse structures in sexual chatrooms

Analysis of sexual chatrooms

Conclusion of topic one sexual chatrooms

Bibliography for case study seven

Raw data for sexual chatrooms

Over all chat-table comparison

 

Conclusion

 

-----Bibliography ----------

 

ON LINE ESSAYS/THESIS/RESEARCH ON eCHAT

 

-----Appendices

 

-----i. ----- Proposal for Thesis

 

-----ii. ----- Ethics proposal and approval

 

-----iii. -------links to other work available on the Internet relating to Chatrooms, MUDS, MOOS, IRC, virtual

------------------------communities and etc.

 

-----iv. southernexpressway an on-line journal from the University of South Australia with a chatroom

-------------------------incorporated for the harvesting of research for this thesis.

 

-----vi. Masters thesis on The Influence of the Internet on Literature

 

-----vii. Glossary: common abbreviations; emoticons last updated Tuesday, 13 February 2001