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Taalaccommodatie in online datingprofielen

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Abstract

Language accommodation in online dating profiles: Effects of education level and type of dating site on language use

This study investigates whether online dating profile owners accommodate their language use based on the type of dating site used. Following Communication Accommodation Theory, we expect that highly educated online daters’ language use on a dating site designed explicitly for the highly educated is different from language use of highly educated people on a general dating site with users of both low and high education levels. Specifically, highly educated dating site users will accommodate their language use depending on the dating site they use. Based on an analysis of 1570 profile texts from two Dutch dating sites, we found that profiles of highly educated users on a general dating site differed from those written by highly educated daters on the high-education dating site on some but not all measures of lexical complexity and on the amount of language errors made. On the high-education dating site, the highly educated daters used some more linguistic elements that are associated with a high education level than those on the general site. This suggests that minor contextual differences in expected audience can already induce linguistic accommodation.
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Keywords: Communication Accommodation Theory; group identity; language accommodation; language errors; lexical diversity; online dating

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Email: E-mail: [email protected] 2: Email: E-mail: [email protected] 3: Email: E-mail: [email protected]

Publication date: April 12, 2018

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  • Het Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing verschijnt drie keer per jaar en biedt een platform aan taalbeheersers om de resultaten van wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar taal- en tekstgebruik te publiceren. Het onderzoek waarover gerapporteerd wordt, richt zich zowel op schriftelijke als mondelinge taalvaardigheid, op begrijpelijk en/of effectief taalgebruik, op vormen en functies van verschillende tekstgenres en op taalkundige kenmerken van communicatie. Het tijdschrift biedt ruimte aan onderzoek vanuit verschillende disciplines zoals taalwetenschap, tekstwetenschap, conversatie-analyse, communicatiewetenschap, psychologie, onderwijskunde, argumentatietheorie en retorica.

    The Dutch-language journal Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing is a platform for academics to publish research results about the use of language and texts. The research focuses on written and oral language skills, on understandable and/or effective language usage, on characteristics of different text genres and on characteristics of texts in communication.
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