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Tue May 4 2004

Media: The Age: Tech Marches Ahead, Grammar Gets Worse

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  1. Karen Chung, Media: The Age: Grammar, punctuation in text messaging, e-mail

Message 1: Media: The Age: Grammar, punctuation in text messaging, e-mail

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 01:54:50 +0800
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Media: The Age: Grammar, punctuation in text messaging, e-mail

	There's an article in the April 23, 2004 issue of _The Age_
(Australia), entitled "Technology marches ahead, grammar gets worse"
at:

http://theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/23/1082616314126.html

	Some sample paragraphs:

	Queensland University of Technology sociolinguistics lecturer
Jo Carr today said people using email and SMS text messaging were
unconcerned about grammar and punctuation.

	"Grammar rules used to be an indication of social class and
literacy in the past but today's society are doing things differently
because language today serves the purpose of speed and social
interaction," she said.


	(I'm wondering - is a plural interpretation of _society_
standard in Australian English?)


 Karen Steffen Chung
 http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
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