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Author Tagg, Caroline, author

Title The discourse of text messaging : analysis of SMS communication / Caroline Tagg
Published London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Series Continuum discourse
Continuum discourse series.
Contents 1. Situating text messaging: what, who, how and why -- 2. A corpus of text messages -- 3. Respellings in text messaging -- 4. The grammar of text messaging -- 5. Discourse markers in texting -- 6. Frequent words and phrases in text messaging -- 7. Everyday creativity in text messaging -- 8. Performing identity through text messaging -- 9. Text messaging in the world: the state of the art and its future
Summary "Understanding the discourse of text messaging has profound implications for society. SMS text messaging has impacted considerably on how we communicate with others. Negative, sometimes alarmist media coverage continues to fuel debate surrounding its 'damaging' effects on language and literacy, yet these portrayals tend to be based on extreme or fictionalised accounts of text messaging. What kind of language do people really use when they text?"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Written English -- Discourse analysis.
Instant messaging.
Text messages (Cell phone systems)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441132686 (electronic book ; pdf)
1441161538 (electronic book ; epub)
9781441132680 (electronic book ; pdf)
9781441161536 (electronic book ; epub)