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dc.contributor.authorTrye, Daviden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCalude, Andreea S.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBravo-Marquez, Felipeen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKeegan, Te Taka Adrian Gregoryen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-12T02:10:21Z
dc.date.available2020-06-12T02:10:21Z
dc.identifier.citationTrye, D., Calude, A. S., Bravo-Marquez, F., & Keegan, T. T. A. G. (n.d.). Hybrid Hashtags: #YouKnowYoureAKiwiWhen Your Tweet Contains Māori and English. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.00015en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13625
dc.description.abstractTwitter constitutes a rich resource for investigating language contact phenomena. In this paper, we report findings from the analysis of a large-scale diachronic corpus of over one million tweets, containing loanwords from te reo Maori, the indigenous language spoken in New Zealand, into (primarily, New Zealand) English. Our analysis focuses on hashtags comprising mixed-language resources (which we term hybrid hashtags), bringing together descriptive linguistic tools (investigating length, word class, and semantic domains of the hashtags) and quantitative methods (Random Forests and regression analysis). Our work has implications for language change and the study of loanwords (we argue that hybrid hashtags can be linked to loanword entrenchment), and for the study of language on social media (we challenge proposals of hashtags as “words,” and show that hashtags have a dual discourse role: a micro-function within the immediate linguistic context in which they occur and a macro-function within the tweet as a whole).
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frai.2020.00015/full
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Trye, Calude, Bravo-Marquez and Keegan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.subjectlanguage contact
dc.subjectloanwords
dc.subjecthashtags
dc.subjecthashtag half-life
dc.subjectMaori
dc.subjectNew Zealand English
dc.subjectword embeddings
dc.subjectthe language of social media
dc.titleHybrid Hashtags: #YouKnowYoureAKiwiWhen Your Tweet Contains Māori and Englishen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/frai.2020.00015en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfFrontiers in Artificial Intelligenceen_NZ
pubs.elements-id252441
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.volume3en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn2624-8212en_NZ


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