Date: 18-Jan-2012 From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org> Subject: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register'' E-mail this message to a friend
The Montreal Gazette reports that researchers at Simon Fraser University have sent out a "call for text messages". They have set up a site where you can find information about donating texts. They are looking to find evidence for their hypothesis that "people who use [text message] short-cuts and abbreviations aren't just lazy". Instead, "They are being very creative and efficient at communicating, using novel forms of communications."