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A first glimpse at Mobile Instant Messaging: some sociolinguistic factors

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dc.contributor.author Pérez-Sabater, Carmen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Montero Fleta, Maria Begoña es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-26T11:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-26T11:41:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.identifier.issn 0137-2459
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/62952
dc.description.abstract Despite the vast body of research on the linguistic peculiarities of Instant Messaging and Short Messaging Service, little is known about the language used in Mobile Instant Messaging in a cross-generational and cross-cultural context. To fill in this gap, the cross-linguistic study addressed here is an attempt to approach age-specific variation from a blended ethnography approach. The current research is grounded on an analysis of a naturally-occurring dataset of WhatsApp messages from the point of view of oralisation and deviations from standard forms. Two distinct generations of English and Spanish texters provide empirical data on the parameters of the oralised written discourse suggested by Yus (2011): emoticons, orthographic mistakes, phonetic orthography, abbreviations, acronyms and clippings, and the use of words in other languages. Subsequently, an analysis of the interviews held with the writers approaches the factors that may determine language variation in the messages. The conclusions drawn highlight the persistent use of deviations from standard language of English and Spanish teenagers. The study confirms a higher frequency of a conversational style in Spanish than in English. Not only brevity and speed reasons but also familiarity, playfulness and intimacy with the addressee are behind the intentional variations used. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher De Gruyter es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Language variation es_ES
dc.subject WhatsApp text messages es_ES
dc.subject Oralised written discourse es_ES
dc.subject Cross-cultural and cross-generational linguistic research es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title A first glimpse at Mobile Instant Messaging: some sociolinguistic factors es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/psicl-2015-0017
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pérez-Sabater, C.; Montero Fleta, MB. (2015). A first glimpse at Mobile Instant Messaging: some sociolinguistic factors. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. 51(3):411-431. doi:10.1515/psicl-2015-0017 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1515/psicl-2015-0017 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 411 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 431 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 51 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 302451 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1897-7499


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