txt abrvs in speech?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 30 09:34:27 UTC 2010

Is a "variety" of English the same as a dialect, accent, vernacular or register.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+ 
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> Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:01:02 -0400
> From: laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
> Subject: txt abrvs in speech?
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> Poster: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> A student in our freshman seminar in Varieties of English (Raffaella
> Zanuttini and I are co-instructors) is interested in tracking down
> any previous research on the incorporation of texting abbreviations
> (or, less commonly, acronyms) in speech. Classic constructed
> examples appear in the Cingular/AT&T commercials viewable at
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nIUcRJX9-o&feature=related
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySR3hpieiQc&feature=related
> The student has already collected material in response to a
> questionnaire he posted via Facebook but doesn't want to ignore
> previous empirical investigations when he writes up his results.
> Thanks for any pointers anyone can provide.
> LH
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