Interested in online sociolinguistics in fandom? Then have we got the survey for you! We were contacted by a researcher at Bellevue College, who asked about boosting their study, so we’re passing this along. The study is about sociolinguistics in online fandom, and really digs into how individuals personally define various fannish terms. There’s a particular focus on shipping and antis, and a portion of the survey is optional and uses trigger warnings for potentially upsetting content around antis and anti discourse.
The number of survey questions vary depending on your answers. People have finished in around 20-30mins, and some have really dug into the optional, long-form questions and have taken an hour! We figure around 30-45mins is a good estimate for length.
The survey closes on June 25th, so go take it before the month is out 🙂 We’re really interested to see the results of this one… fan sociolinguistics are always so interesting, especially with a topic like this one!
Survey link: https://bellevuecollege.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bBGo5Duqrhog1yC
Project FAQ: https://fanthropology.carrd.co