Conversational Analysis of Chat Room Talk PHD thesis by  Dr. Terrell Neuage  University of South Australia National Library of Australia. Thesis full text availalbe from the University of South Australia library

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My appreciation and thanks for the accomplishment of this study is directed to Dr Jackie Cook for her years of patience and guidance of this thesis. Without her this would not have been possible.

I am much in debt to Dr Cook, of the department of Communication, Information and New Media at University of South Australia who read many re-written manuscripts with an eagle eye often at the other end of an Internet connection answering what seemed to be unanswerable questions and supplying desperately needed assistance and suggestions.

I also thank Maureen Nimmons for keeping me on track and giving valuable advice.

And I thank my wife, Narda Biemond, for putting up with my doing this thesis year after year and for her suggestions and support.

I dedicate this thesis to my son, Leigh Neuage. Leigh was a baseball player for Australia and for the Los Angeles Dodgers. For years we kept in touch through e-mail. One way we would keep track of each other's progress in a "worldy" sense was by my checking on-line to see how he was doing with his baseball games. The way he could check on my progess was by checking on-line my constantly updated thesis. Whether he is still following my progress is a debate for philosophers, but I believe he is. I was a single parent with two boys, age 14 and 17 when I started this thesis in 1998 and we all questioned whether there would ever be a completion date for this and now I am this far with this. My two sons, Sacha and Leigh, have been my primary motivation for the past 20-years to succeed. Thanks guys.

Leigh Neuage 6th July 1983 - 16th August 2003