SMS Communication

A linguistic approach

| Catholic University of Louvain
| Catholic University of Louvain
ISBN 9789027202802 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027270306 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00

The media often point an accusatory finger at new technologies; they suggest that there is always a loss of information or quality, or even that computer-mediated communication is destroying language. Most linguists, on the contrary, are firmly convinced that it is better to consider language as an evolving and changing entity. From this point of view, language is a social tool that has to be studied in-depth through the prism of objectivity, as a process in motion which is influenced by new social and technological stakes, rather than as a fading organism. In this volume we study and describe the societal phenomenon of SMS writing in its full complexity. The aim of this volume is threefold: to present recent linguistic research in the field of SMS communication; to inform the reader about existing large SMS corpora and processing tools and, finally, to display the many linguistic aspects that can be studied via a corpus of text messages.

These articles were previously published in Lingvisticae Investigationes Vol. 35:2 (2012).

[Benjamins Current Topics, 61]  2014.  viii, 267 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
David Crystal
Louise-Amélie Cougnon and Cédrick Fairon
Seek&Hide: Anonymising a French SMS corpus using natural language processing techniques
Pierre Accorsi, Namrata Patel, Cédric Lopez, Rachel Panckhurst and Mathieu Roche
SMS experience and textisms in young adolescents: Presentation of a longitudinally collected corpus
Josie Bernicot, Olga Volckaert-Legrier, Antonine Goumi and Alain Bert-Erboul
Automatic or Controlled Writing? The Effect of a Dual Task on SMS Writing in Novice and Expert Adolescents
Céline Combes, Olga Volckaert-Legrier and Pierre Largy
Development of SMS language from 2000 to 2010: A comparison of two corpora
Úrsula Kirsten-Torrado
Texto4Science: A Quebec French database of annotated text messages
Philippe Langlais and Patrick Drouin
SMS communication as plurilingual communication: Hybrid language use as a challenge for classical code-switching categories
Étienne Morel, Claudia Bucher, Simona Pekarek Doehler and Beat Siebenhaar
French text messages: From SMS data collection to preliminary analysis
Rachel Panckhurst and Claudine Moïse
A sociolinguistic analysis of transnational SMS practices: Non-elite multilingualism, grassroots literacy and social agency among migrant populations in Barcelona
Maria Sabaté-Dalmau
Negation marking in French text messages
Elisabeth Stark
“i didn’t spel that wrong did i. Oops” Analysis and normalisation of SMS spelling variation
Caroline Tagg, Alistair Baron and Paul Rayson
Lol, mdr and ptdr : An inclusive and gradual approach to discourse markers
Deniz Uygur-Distexhe
“[T]he pieces in this collection come together to create a sense of urgency for studying SMS Communication as it is evolving. In a veritable call to action, David Crystal's introduction sums up the essence of this volume perfectly: that witnessing SMS Communication emerge is a time-sensitive opportunity that researchers must take advantage of. This collection is a first step towards documenting and analyzing this language form as it is changing.”
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2015. Publications Received. Language in Society 44:2  pp. 293 ff. Crossref logo
Panckhurst, Rachel, Mathieu Roche, Cédric Lopez, Bertrand Verine, Catherine Détrie & Claudine Moïse
2016. De la collecte à l’analyse d’un corpus de SMS authentiques : une démarche pluridisciplinaire. Histoire Epistémologie Langage 38:2  pp. 73 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014004754 | Marc record