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Author Tagg, Caroline,
Title The discourse of text messaging : analysis of SMS communication / Caroline Tagg.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, [2012]

Series Continuum discourse
Continuum discourse series.
Subject English language -- Written English -- Discourse analysis.
Text messages (Cell phone systems)
Instant messaging.
Description 1 online resource (232 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Situating text messaging: what, who, how and why -- 2. A corpus of text messages -- 3. Respellings in text messaging -- 4. The grammar of text messaging -- 5. Discourse markers in texting -- 6. Frequent words and phrases in text messaging -- 7. Everyday creativity in text messaging -- 8. Performing identity through text messaging -- 9. Text messaging in the world: the state of the art and its future.
Summary "Understanding the discourse of text messaging has profound implications for society. SMS text messaging has impacted considerably on how we communicate with others. Negative, sometimes alarmist media coverage continues to fuel debate surrounding its 'damaging' effects on language and literacy, yet these portrayals tend to be based on extreme or fictionalised accounts of text messaging. What kind of language do people really use when they text?"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441132680 (electronic book ; pdf)
1441132686 (electronic book ; pdf)
9781441161536 (electronic book ; epub)
1441161538 (electronic book ; epub)
9781441174093 (hardcover)
1441174095 (hardcover)
9781441173768 (paperback)
1441173765 (paperback)
OCLC # 794663658
Additional Format Print version: Tagg, Caroline. Discourse of text messaging. New York : Continuum, ©2012 9781441174093 (DLC) 2011035033 (OCoLC)657603346