Tuesday, 29 December
395. Online Discourse and Linguistic Innovation
10:15–11:30 a.m., Congress A, Loews
Program arranged by the Division on Language Change
Presiding: Felicia Jean Steele, Coll. of New Jersey
1. “Tracking Contemporary Language Change: Preliminaries to Using the Web as Linguistic Corpus,” James Hearne, Western Washington Univ.
2. “Evidence of Contemporary Language Change Using Data-Mining Techniques,” Kendra Douglas, Western Washington Univ.
3. “Moar Epic Lulz Plz: Encyclopedia Dramatica (ED) and the Birth of a New, Developing Variety of English,” Valéria Souza, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
For abstracts, visit http://steele.intrasun.tcnj.edu/mla2009.