LINGUIST List 23.318

Wed Jan 18 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>



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 havesent out a "call for text messages". They have set up a site where you can findinformation about donating texts. They are looking to find evidence for theirhypothesis that "people who use [text message] short-cuts and abbreviationsaren't just lazy". Instead, "They are being very creative and efficient atcommunicating, using novel forms of communications."

Read more:http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/being+when+text/6013594/story.html

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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