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Query:   Cyber-linguistic Questions
Author:  Larry Chong(?Έ?)
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   DEAR SIR & MADAM,

GREAT THANKS FOR YOU KIND ANSWERS TO MY POOR QUESTION.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AGAIN, EVERYONE!
MAGURA@ARES.FILS.US.EDU.PL ;
BARBARA SCHRAMMEL ;
FRANK JOOSTEN ;
LOTFI@WWW.DCI.CO.IR ;
DR KORMI ANIPA ; SUYING YANG ;
R?Y VIREDAZ ;
DEBORAH D K RUUSKANEN ;
MCHALE@TEXTWISE.COM ;
MICHAEL MCHALE ;
ZHWINSTON@163.NET ;
TRAVIS BRADLEY

YOUR COMMENTS ARE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS:

>1. WHY NETIZNS LOVE TO USE AS MANY ACRONYMS AS THEY COULD?
>EX) BY THE WAY --->BTW

****THE TENDENCY TOWARD THE USE OF REDUCED FORMS MAY REFLECT THE
IMPORTANCE OF MINIMIZING THE EFFORT REQUIRED TO COMMUNICATE ONE'S MESSAGE.
THE PACE OF COMMUNICATIVE EXCHANGE IN SUCH AN ENVIRONMENT IS PRETTY RAPID,
ESPECIALLY AMONG THOSE WHO ARE

LL Issue: 10.1610
Date Posted: 26-Oct-1999
Original Query: Read original query