Nicholas DeArmas

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My research interests include rhetoric and social media discourse. Right now, I'm working on my dissertation, and it is the intersection of my two research interests. So, my dissertation examines the hashtag, specifically. as a rhetorical device. I am currently doing Twitter research on the syntactical aspects of hashtag phrasing. I also trace grammatical conventions of hashtags. I also look at the discourse they generate, as discourse communities that dialogue directly and indirectly via intertextuality.

My research is related to HASTAC's focus because it looks at the intersection between technology and the humanities. Our writing on social media is a sincere form of communication. And it looks at how technology frames and constrains our rhetoric.

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