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Characterizing the Linguistic Chameleon: Personal and Social Correlates of Linguistic Style Accommodation (2016)
Journal Article
Muir, K., Joinson, A., Cotterill, R., & Dewdney, N. (2016). Characterizing the Linguistic Chameleon: Personal and Social Correlates of Linguistic Style Accommodation. Human Communication Research, 42(3), 462-484. https://doi.org/10.1111/hcre.12083

© 2016 International Communication Association Linguistic style accommodation between conversationalists is associated with positive social outcomes. We examine social power and personality as factors driving the occurrence of linguistic style accomm... Read More about Characterizing the Linguistic Chameleon: Personal and Social Correlates of Linguistic Style Accommodation.

Power and personality in linguistic style accommodation (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Muir, K., Joinson, A., Cotterill, R., & Dewdney, N. (2015, September). Power and personality in linguistic style accommodation. Paper presented at British Psychological Society Developmental and Social Section Annual Conference

Background People often mimic each other’s communication behaviours, and this is associated with positive social outcomes. This extends to linguistic style accommodation, which refers to synchronisation in an individual’s use of function words.... Read More about Power and personality in linguistic style accommodation.

Finding Zelig in text: A measure for normalising linguistic accommodation (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jones, S., Cotterill, R., Dewdney, N., Muir, K., & Joinson, A. (2014, August). Finding Zelig in text: A measure for normalising linguistic accommodation. Paper presented at Proceedings of COLING 2014, the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

Linguistic accommodation is a recognised indicator of social power and social distance. However, different individuals will vary their language to different degrees, and only a portion of this variance will be due to accommodation. This paper present... Read More about Finding Zelig in text: A measure for normalising linguistic accommodation.

Examining the information value of virtual communities: Factual versus opinion-based message content (2013)
Journal Article
Archer-Brown, C., Piercy, N., & Joinson, A. (2013). Examining the information value of virtual communities: Factual versus opinion-based message content. Journal of Marketing Management, 29(3-4), 421-438. https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2012.732599

Social customer relationship management (SCRM) is an evolving discipline which uses technology as a communication channel. It is under-researched and is lacking in its use of traditional marketing principles to inform practice. We shed light on the t... Read More about Examining the information value of virtual communities: Factual versus opinion-based message content.

Avatars in social media: Balancing accuracy, playfulness and embodied messages (2008)
Journal Article
Vasalou, A., Joinson, A., Bänziger, T., Goldie, P., & Pitt, J. (2008). Avatars in social media: Balancing accuracy, playfulness and embodied messages. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66(11), 801-811. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.08.002

This paper examines how users negotiate their self-presentation via an avatar used in social media. Twenty participants customised an avatar while thinking aloud. An analysis of this verbal data revealed three motivating factors that drive self-prese... Read More about Avatars in social media: Balancing accuracy, playfulness and embodied messages.


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