Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
© 2015 Emma S. Manning
This thesis examines the variety of English spoken in East Dorm at Harvey Mudd College. It describes aspects of the syntax and phonology of Eastspeak, focusing in particular on how Eastspeak has been influenced by the language of the internet. This includes tendencies toward brevity and language play, as well as the use of specific constructions used on the internet, and playful pronunciations that are influenced by creative misspellings used online. Specific Eastspeak phenomena discussed include conversion, deletion, and unusual determiner and quantifier use.
Manning, Emma S., "I Accidentally This Thesis Because East: The Influence of the Internet on Spoken Language in Eastspeak" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 622.