Audience and the Use of Minority Languages on Twitter

Dong Nguyen, Dolf Trieschnigg, Leonie Cornips

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Abstract / Description of output

On Twitter, many users tweet in more than one language. In this study, we examine the use of two Dutch minority languages. Users can engage with different audiences and by analyzing different types of tweets, we find that characteristics of the audience influence whether a minority language is used. Furthermore, while most tweets are written in Dutch, in conversations users often switch to the minority language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 26-29, 2015
PublisherThe AAAI Press
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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