No country for old members: user lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities

    WWW, pp. 307-318, 2013.

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    large online communitylinguistic normindividual-level linguistic changelinguistic changecollective identityMore(9+)

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    Vibrant online communities are in constant flux. As members join and depart, the interactional norms evolve, stimulating further changes to the membership and its social dynamics. Linguistic change --- in the sense of innovation that becomes accepted as the norm --- is essential to this dynamic process: it both facilitates individual expr...More

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