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Email SMS- MMS : Linguistic Creativity Asynchronous Discourse New Media Age Carmen Frehner Paperback NON-FICTION ENGLISH 9783039114511 PETER LANG PUBLISHING LANGUAGE ARTS DISCIPLINES BOOKS
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Email - SMS- MMS : The Linguistic Creativity of Asynchronous Discourse in the New Media Age - Carmen Frehner - Paperback - NON-FICTION - ENGLISH - 9783039114511

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ISBN-13: 9783039114511
ISBN-10: 3039114514

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Author : Carmen Frehner
Binding : Paperback
BISAC Subject : Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication
Book Type : NON-FICTION
Dewey : 302.23/1
Language : ENGLISH
LCCN : 2008003372
Library Subject : Communication and technology, Creativity (Linguistics), Discourse analysis, Register (Linguistics), Telematics
Pages : 294, 294 p. :
Publication Date : 04/30/2008
Series : Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication

Table of Contents
Preface 11
List of Abbreviations 13
1 Introduction
15
1.1 The Topic: A General Survey
15
1.2 Previous Research on Emails, Text Messages and Multimedia Messages
18
1.3 Methodology: Data Collection and Corpora
21
1.4 Aims and Research Questions
26
1.5 The Register of Emails and Text Messages
29
1.6 Emails and Text Messages along the Written/Spoken Continuum: A First Approximation
31
2 Email
37
2.1 Definition
37
2.2 Historical Background: Email as By-Product of the US Military Defence System
38
2.3 Structure: Header Body Signature
40
2.4 Rules and Conventions: Netiquette
41
2.5 Features of the Involved Written but Conceptually Oral Language
44
2.5.1 Salutation and Farewell
44
2.5.2 Spelling
47
2.5.2.1 Misspellings, Typos and Transfer Errors
47
2.5.2.2 Use of the Upper and Lower Cases
50
2.5.2.3 Non-Conventional Spelling
52
2.5.3 Punctuation
60
2.5.4 Grammatical Features
63
2.5.4.1 Syntactic Reductions
63
2.5.4.2 Verbs
69
2.5.5 Lexical Features
72
2.5.5.1 Prefatory Expressions
72
2.5.5.2 Spoken Vocabulary
73
2.5.6 Emoticons as Paralinguistic Modifiers
76
3 Text Messages
81
3.1 Definition
81
3.2 Historical Background: SMS as Side-Product of Other Mobile Communication Services
83
3.3 Structure
87
3.4 Rules and Conventions: Textiquette
88
3.5 Features of the Involved Written but Conceptually Oral Language
91
3.5.1 Salutation and Farewell
91
3.5.2 Spelling
93
3.5.2.1 Misspellings and Typos
93
3.5.2.2 Use of the Upper and Lower Cases
95
3.5.2.3 Non-Conventional Spelling
97
3.5.3 Punctuation
111
3.5.4 Grammatical Features
113
3.5.4.1 Syntactic Reductions
113
3.5.4.2 Verbs
116
3.5.5 Lexical Features
118
3.5.5.1 Prefatory Expressions
118
3.5.5.2 Spoken Vocabulary
118
3.5.6 Emoticons as Paralinguistic Modifiers
121
4 Single Text Messages versus Linked Text Messages
123
4.1 Definition and Hypothesis
123
4.2 Salutation and Farewell
125
4.3 Spelling
128
4.3.1 Use of the Upper and Lower Cases
128
4.3.2 Non-Conventional Spelling
130
4.4 Punctuation
131
4.5 Grammatical Features
134
4.5.1 Syntactic Reductions
134
4.5.2 Verbs
138
4.6 Lexical Features
140
4.7 Emoticons as Paralinguistic Modifiers
143
4.8 Summarising Remarks
145
5 Results
147
5.1 Major Syntactic and Lexical Features of Emails and Text Messages
147
5.2 Spelling Tendencies
150
5.3 Emoticons as Punctuation Marks
154
6 A Continuing Comparison between Emails and Text Messages
159
6.1 Email and Text Message Dialogues
159
6.2 The Hybrid Register of Emails and Text Messages
168
6.3 Koch and Oesterreicher's Model Adapted to the New Communicative Conditions
174
6.4 Emails and Text Messages Compared to Letter Mail and Telephone Conversation
180
6.5 Gratification and Media Richness Theory
181
7 Text Messages as the Renaissance of Telegrams
187
7.1 Definition
188
7.2 Historical Background
189
7.3 Linguistic Characteristics of Telegrams in Comparison with Text Messages
191
7.3.1 Length
191
7.3.2 Salutation and Farewell
192
7.3.3 Grammatical Features
195
7.3.4 Lexical Features
196
7.4 Telegrams in Koch and Oesterreicher's Extended Model
198
8 Multimedia Messages
203
8.1 Definition
203
8.2 Historical Background
204
8.3 Structure
207
8.4 Rules and Conventions
210
8.5 The Proportion of Image to Text
211
8.6 Image Categories
218
8.7 Multimedia Message Dialogues
227
9 Linguistic Change and Possible Implications of such a Change
235
9.1 Language Change or Language Deterioration?
235
9.2 New Trends Old Features
238
9.3 Possible New and Generally Accepted Conventions
241
9.4 Does Text-Speak Foster a New Form of Illiteracy?
243
9.5 What Influences Language Change?
245
9.6 Anglicisms in German and Swiss-German Emails and Text Messages
247
10 Conclusion 263
References 271
List of Figures 291
List of Tables 293

 

 
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