Publication details [#62162]

Tat, Michael J. and Tamiko Azuma. 2016. Remembering “txt” but not “text”: The effect of context and lexicality on memory for text message abbreviations. Applied Psycholinguistics 37 (2) : 435–459.
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Cambridge University Press


This study explores the nature of episodic memory representations for diverse types of text abbreviations (deletions, substitutions or “pseudo” abbreviations) and how top-down contextual information affects their encoding. It is found that text abbreviations have separate episodic memory representations that integrate their singular surface feature information and are closely linked to entirely spelled lexical memory representations.