Audience and the use of minority languages on Twitter

D. Nguyen, D. Trieschnigg, L. Cornips

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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 AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 05 May 2015


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