[Air-l] IM and SMS: Linguistic Analysis

Charles Ess cmess at drury.edu
Mon Jan 20 10:05:43 PST 2003

I'm aware of Ylva Hård af Segerstad's dissertation,
Use and Adaptation of Written Language to the Conditions of
Computer-Mediated Communication,
Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University, Sweden, 2002.

Ylva also did a presentation based on her doctoral work at CATaC'02:
"Effects of mobile text messaging on the Swedish written language," CATaC'02
conference proceedings, Fay Sudweeks and Charles Ess (eds.), 355-360.
(Copies of the Proceedings can be purchased online - see the CATaC'02 URL
below: as well, I believe Ylva is a member of this list and might be willing
to share some of her material with interested colleagues?)


Charles Ess
Distinguished Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
Drury University
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Home page:  http://www.drury.edu/ess/ess.html
Co-chair, CATaC 2002: http://www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/

Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

> From: "Naomi Susan Baron" <nbaron at american.edu>
> Reply-To: air-l at aoir.org
> Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 09:13:34 -0500
> To: air-l at aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-l] IM and SMS: Linguistic Analysis
> I'm embarking on a linguistic comparison of the actual texts of IMs and
> SMSs, especially among high school and college students.  Is anyone doing
> analysis of this sort? I'll be working with Rich Ling (at Telenor), who
> has been analyzing Norwegian SMSs, but I'm wondering if anyone else has
> actual IM or SMS corpora they have been looking at linguistically (or that
> could be used for that purpose).
> Thanks,
> Naomi
> Naomi S. Baron
> Professor of Linguistics
> American University
> Washington, DC  20016-8045
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