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Cross-lingual interation online: blogging the 2010 Haitian earthquake

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This research analyzes linguistic barriers and cross-lingual interaction in the blogosphere. The Internet is often thought to democratize access to information; however linguistic barriers remain prevalent. This study seeks to determine the extent to which information about recent world events flows between languages within the blogosphere using blogs discussing the 2010 Haitian earthquake in English, Spanish, and Japanese as a case study.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Oxford Internet Institute
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:50dc7dda-079a-4f46-a479-8ced9db523fa
Local pid:
ora:11963

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