1. The Effect of CMC in Business Emails in Lingua Franca: Discourse Features and Misunderstandings

Marianna Lyan Zummo

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2018, , Pages 47-59

Abstract
  The paper argues that everyday exchange of business emails produces a development in the work-group relationship, which, in turn, makes new communication styles possible and acceptable by the users' habit to computer-mediated forms, even in unbalanced professional exchanges. The focus is on the (spoken) ...  Read More

2. A Linguistic Analysis of the Online Debate on Vaccines and Use of Fora as Information Stations and Confirmation Niche

Marianna Zummo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 44-57

Abstract
  This study looks at the communication between users concerning health risks, with the aim of exploring their use of fora and assessing whether participants establish a niche with like-minded users during these exchanges. By integrating a corpus linguistic approach with content analysis and multiple studies ...  Read More