volume 16, issue 4, P329-349 2003
DOI: 10.1076/call.16.4.329.23414
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Abstract: Crystal (2001: 47-48) has suggested the [text-based] language of the internet, including MOO (Multi-User Domain Object Oriented)-discourse, is ''a new species of communication'' that is ''more than an aggregate of spoken and written features''. Since some researchers and teachers (e.g., Chun, 1998) believe learners' spoken performance in L2 (the target language) to have been enhanced by using synchronous text interaction, we have been engaged in analysing and describing MOO-discourse corpora according to ''…

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