LOLspeak study

I have been arguing for a while that LOLcats belong in graduate courses and they are worthy of scholarly research.

So, here is a presentation about the linguistic study of LOLspeak (the language cats speak). It is analyzed as language play that has a function in the construction of online identity – as a cat and Internet savvy person.

 

I can has language play: Construction of Language and Identity in LOLspeak from Lauren Gawne on Vimeo.

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