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Txtng as a replacement for standard written English: an attitude survey based on Age and Gender
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Text messaging is a new form of writing, brought about by technological development in the last couple of decades. Mobile phone usage has increased rapidly worldwide and texting is now part of many people's everyday communcation. A large number of users send or receive texts which include some abbreviations and shortenings, commonly referred to as textspeak. This novel linguistic phenomenon is perceived by some with indifference and by others with aggravation. The following study examines attitudes towards this linguistic change from a gender and age perspective. The comparison between two groups show that the most conservative and least positive to change are young women. The analysis and discussion around this focuses on power, prestige and patterns.

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Falun, 2011. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Text message, SMS, gender, age, attitude, covert prestige, style, register, power
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-6209OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6209DiVA: diva2:519167
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-16 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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