Dynamics of digitally-mediated language (DDL)
DDL is a research group working on the dynamics of digitally-mediated language, focusing on linguistic repertoires, interactional patterns and users’ awareness in particular.
Participating universities: University of Turku, University of Helsinki, Tampere University, Åbo Akademi University, Hanken School of Economics
In our studies we combine linguistic analysis and user-centered technology research to examine the interactive habits of young adults on mobile messaging platforms. Instant messaging has emerged as a major component of our social world, especially for young adults. Our research, which focuses on group interaction in messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, makes use of Finnish, Swedish and English data to provide ethnographic as well as quantitative research on mediated interaction practices in Finland. We investigate linguistic routines, multilingual and stylistic repertories, and how participants develop and adhere to interactive norms. Our aim is to contribute to the understanding of how language works in the era of mediated communication.