Journal of Research in Applied Linguistic, Volume (2), No (2), Year (2011-8) , Pages (34-47)

Title : ( exploring the language of informal English text messages )

Authors: Behzad Ghonsooly , Shaqayeq Shayesteh ,

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this study focussed on a corpus of 100 infomral English test messges abtained from 2 nonnative male and female professional English speakers during 2 months. the main aim of this study was to analyze the language of this kind of newly born language to see how senders experss their concepts witina tiny cell phone screen and how receivers interprete them. our findings revealed that abbreviation was the main genre applied in this mode of creative writing. For the sake of brevity, speed and convenience, use of incorrect grammar, incorrect punctuation and incorrect spelling found to be widespread.

Keywords

, Mobile phone, short message system, text
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@article{paperid:1034968,
author = {Ghonsooly, Behzad and Shayesteh, Shaqayeq},
title = {exploring the language of informal English text messages},
journal = {Journal of Research in Applied Linguistic},
year = {2011},
volume = {2},
number = {2},
month = {August},
issn = {2345-3303},
pages = {34--47},
numpages = {13},
keywords = {Mobile phone; short message system; text messages},
}

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%J Journal of Research in Applied Linguistic
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