Language Innovation and Change in On-line Social Networks

Daniel Kershaw, Matthew Rowe, Patrick Stacey
2015 Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media - HT '15  
Language is fundamental to human communication, though throughout the course of history language has constantly evolved. This can currently be seen in the changing forms of colloquial language in various on-line social networks (OSN's). These innovations in language are even making it into every day life with the recent inclusion of 'lol' and 'rofl' into modern dictionaries. Changes and varying forms of language pose challenges to both academics and people in business when attempting to asses and communicate with different communities.
doi:10.1145/2700171.2804449 dblp:conf/ht/KershawRS15 fatcat:72ovdqzyerf4pbeepc2nzqkrdq