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[Repost] Looking for a suitable theory for a paper
« on: December 11, 2016, 04:15:15 PM »
Apologies! Apparently our spam filter is working too well again (in this case, probably something about "gaming" in the message-- lots of attempted spamming about that, not that anything is wrong with this question). This message was deleted, so I'm reposting the contents here so that it can still be answered.

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Dear all,
I am thinking about writing a paper discussing League of Legends.
I have two ideas at the moment, but I am opened for more suggestions.

Ideas:
1. League of Legends beginner guide ( http://gameinfo.eune.leagueoflegends.com/en/game-info/get-started/new-player-guide/ )
2. The choice of words, sentence structure, usage of slangs in a review about the game ( http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/13/league-of-legends-review-2 )


In idea number one I will categorize the words into two groups. One group that resembles war and a second group that resembles online gaming. The theory that I am looking for is one that discusses recruitment.

In idea number two I want to combine the choice of words, sentence structure, and usage of slangs that only gamers would understand while an outsider would not under one theory.

Is it possible? Let me know. TY!
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Re: [Repost] Looking for a suitable theory for a paper
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 04:18:22 PM »
As a general answer to the question, the two approaches you might take for a paper like this would be to look at the etymology of the words (mostly on a descriptive level), or to try to explain how the terms are applied metaphorically from one domain to another. The second option could be more theoretical, and you could go into a lot of technical detail if you wanted in terms of setting up the two domains and how the terms are transferred between them. That would be based on theories of metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics, so you could start reading about that if you want.
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