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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.041215.

Diachronic Change of Title in New Media Platform from the Perspective of Speech Accommodation Theory


Qi Shu

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Qi Shu

Changcheng Institute of Metrology and Measurement, Beijing 100095, China


Speech Accommodation Theory, as a social psychological model of studying linguistic variation, has proposed by Howard Giles and his associates. Speech strategies in this theory consists of two components, namely, speech convergence and speech divergence. This study, as an empirical research, focuses on the diachronic change of title in new media platform. The results can be concluded as follows. First, the style of title in new media platform obeys the rules of upward convergence, especially when reader-preferences change rapidly. Second, readers’ language patterns do affectlanguage habits of new media, and administrators choose upward convergence strategies as feedbacks. Third, the convergenceis asymmetrical, with new media platforms struggle to adapt to readers language patterns whilereadersmaintain their language habits.


Speech Accommodation Theory; Diachronic Change; New Media

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Qi Shu. Diachronic Change of Title in New Media Platform from the Perspective of Speech Accommodation Theory. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 68-70. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.041215.


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