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Re: Electronic Communication Styles

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 12:28:05PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Here's an interesting quote I found about electronic
> communication styles of males and females. I'm posting
> here in case somebody else is interested in the topic.
> References:
> [Blum99] Blum, Kimberly Dawn, "Gender Differences in
> Asynchronous Learning in Higher Education: Learning
> Styles, Participation Barriers and Communication
> Patterns", JALN, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1999.

The full text of this paper is online here:

I read this a while ago, and found that a lot of it resonated with
me. In particular, I realised that I often use "tag words" in my
emails. Since then, I've been much more aware of others' usage of "tag
words" and also tried to cut down on my own.

However, a couple of months ago, I read these articles on Language
Log, http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/%7Emyl/languagelog/archives/000873.html
and http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002159.html,
and have been reconsidering my views on "tag words".


hanna m. wallach
blog: http://join-the-dots.org/
work: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/hmw26/

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