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Wed Aug 06 2014

Books: SMS Communication: Cougnon, Fairon (eds.)

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Date: 04-Aug-2014
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Subject: SMS Communication: Cougnon, Fairon (eds.)
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Title: SMS Communication
Subtitle: A linguistic approach
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 61
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Louise-Amélie Cougnon
Editor: Cédrick Fairon
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270306 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270306 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270306 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202802 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202802 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202802 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00

The media often point an accusatory finger at new technologies; they suggest that there is always a loss of information or quality, or even that computer-mediated communication is destroying language. Most linguists, on the contrary, are firmly convinced that it is better to consider language as an evolving and changing entity. From this point of view, language is a social tool that has to be studied in-depth through the prism of objectivity, as a process in motion which is influenced by new social and technological stakes, rather than as a fading organism. In this volume we study and describe the societal phenomenon of SMS writing in its full complexity. The aim of this volume is threefold: to present recent linguistic research in the field of SMS communication; to inform the reader about existing large SMS corpora and processing tools and, finally, to display the many linguistic aspects that can be studied via a corpus of text messages.

These articles were previously published in Lingvisticae Investigationes Vol. 35:2 (2012).

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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