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HEBREW AND COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: THE EFFECTS OF A LANGUAGE MANIPULATION ON PERCEPTION, IDENTITY, AND PRESERVATION

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Date Issued:
2016
Abstract/Description:
This study aimed to explore the ways in which Hebrew is currently being manipulated online through a linguistic deviation called Fakatsa. In this study, participants were asked to rate random statements of frivolous or serious topics in either standard grammatical Hebrew or Fakatsa Hebrew conditions on specific judgment values. It was hypothesized that participants would rate the Fakatsa writer negatively on certain characteristics, such as intelligence, education, religiosity, and nationalism and positively on other characteristics, such as femininity and creativity. Twenty-four participants completed this experiment. Results showed that participants responded as expected for certain negative attributes typical of Fakatsa and deviations to computer-mediated communication and did not respond as expected for any the positive attributes typical of Fakatsa. The results showed that fluent Hebrew speakers viewed users of the Fakatsa manipulation differently than users of standard Hebrew and may suggest personal biases and perceptions when encountering computer-mediated communication.
Title: HEBREW AND COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: THE EFFECTS OF A LANGUAGE MANIPULATION ON PERCEPTION, IDENTITY, AND PRESERVATION.
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Name(s): Nir, Tamar, Author
Sims, Valerie K., Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study aimed to explore the ways in which Hebrew is currently being manipulated online through a linguistic deviation called Fakatsa. In this study, participants were asked to rate random statements of frivolous or serious topics in either standard grammatical Hebrew or Fakatsa Hebrew conditions on specific judgment values. It was hypothesized that participants would rate the Fakatsa writer negatively on certain characteristics, such as intelligence, education, religiosity, and nationalism and positively on other characteristics, such as femininity and creativity. Twenty-four participants completed this experiment. Results showed that participants responded as expected for certain negative attributes typical of Fakatsa and deviations to computer-mediated communication and did not respond as expected for any the positive attributes typical of Fakatsa. The results showed that fluent Hebrew speakers viewed users of the Fakatsa manipulation differently than users of standard Hebrew and may suggest personal biases and perceptions when encountering computer-mediated communication.
Identifier: CFH2000043 (IID), ucf:45531 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
B.S.
College of Sciences, Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Hebrew
linguistic manipulation
identity
computer-mediated communication
perceptions
Fakatsa
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000043
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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