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PERSONAL NAMES ON THE INTERNET: USERNAMES AS ADDRESS TERMS
Мова і суспільство (2013)
Abstract
In this article, I would like to suggest how usernames in the form of personal names might be read as a means of identity performance. The approach that I propose is to analyse them in terms of social distance and familiarity, similarly to address and reference terms used in off-line communication. By using the example of forum Посиделки (Gatherings) I am going to demonstrate how particular forms of personal names functioning as usernames may influence audience’s perception of the named as well as the character of relationship between the interlocutors in CMC.
Keywords
  • Usernames,
  • Identity,
  • Computer-mediated communication
Disciplines
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
"PERSONAL NAMES ON THE INTERNET: USERNAMES AS ADDRESS TERMS" Мова і суспільство Iss. 4 (2013) p. 187 - 198 ISSN: 2227-5525
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/katarzyna-aleksiejuk/4/