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LINGUIST List 23.318

Wed Jan 18 2012

Media: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''

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Message 1: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''
Date: 18-Jan-2012
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''
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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."

Read more:
http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/being+when+text/6013594/story.ht
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics


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