This study analyses the linguistic characteristics of a new medium of synchronous text-based computer-mediated communication called Chat. This communication and the type of discourse developed exhibit many oral qualities. These qualities of orality are analyzed starting from the conditions that surround the communication act and of the type of discursive activity that is developed, because the chat should be understood as a new communication system, with rules and forms of its own.
Chats; Lenguaje escrito; Oralidad; Comunicación humana; Internet; Análisis de la conversación
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