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Research Projects

This project Website evolved from a pro-seminar on Computer-mediated Communication (CMC) that was held during summer term 14 at the Anglistik/Amerikanistik department, University of Salzburg, Austria. The course is part of the Master program English studies and the creative industries.

Participants put their acquired knowledge into practice through individual class projects. In their projects the students did not only apply key issues in CMC studies to actual online discourse, but disclosed software-supported meaning creation processes in concise, interesting and creative ways.

Practical research projects:




Regular term papers:

  • /WHAT IS HYPERTEXT?/ A contrastive analysis of traditional print media and hypertexts focusing on classical textlinguistic features.

  • /COHESION AND COHERENCE IN HYPERTEXT/ A discussion of text-internal criteria in electronic, multilinear texts.

  • /OBLIGATORY FEATURES OF THE LIVE TICKER/
    A qualitative study on communicative key functions of soccer live tickers.

  • /(DIS-)HONESTY AND FACEBOOK/ A project trying to analyze ways and the number of people telling the truth/ lie on Facebook.

  • /TEXT MESSAGING/ This project will deal with the different linguistic features in mobile text messaging, while focusing on the differences between quasi-synchronous versus asynchronous forms of texting.


A computer will do what you tell it to do, but that may be much different from what you had in mind.
~Joseph Weizenbaum