International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Analyzing the Discourse of WhatsApp's Status
Hamid I. Al-Shishtawi

The current study investigates the discourse of WhatsApp's status written by the users of WhatsApp application. The main goal of the study is to explore the types of status that people use. The discourse analysis of these status shows how the users manipulate in the language used to suit their concerns in order to represent their feelings. The study revealed that Whatsapp's status serve as a way to convey a specific messages, identities, and feelings through the language used by the users to be seen by others. Three hundred written status were collected and analyzed to investigate the types of them. Results indicate that the users of WhatsApp use standard and non-standard languages.

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