23.318, Media: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''

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Subject: 23.318, Media: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''

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Date: 18-Jan-2012
From: Brent Woo [bwoo at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''


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Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:36:06
From: Brent Woo [bwoo at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Researchers posit a new ''text message written register''

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The Montreal Gazette reports that researchers at Simon Fraser University have 
sent out a "call for text messages". They have set up a site where you can find 
information about donating texts. They are looking to find evidence for their 
hypothesis that "people who use [text message] short-cuts and abbreviations 
aren't just lazy". Instead, "They are being very creative and efficient at 
communicating, using novel forms of communications."

Read more: 
http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/being+when+text/6013594/story.ht
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