LINGUIST List 25.2873
Jul 08 2014
Qs: Online Survey: SMS
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Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>
From: Jarusela Jarliński
Subject: Online Survey: SMS
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I am currently working on my Master's thesis.
The topic of my thesis is:
The linguistic creaitivity of LOLspeak and
The purpose of my study is to analyze
linguistic aspects of LOLspeak
(hilarious captions written to cat pictures)
and Textspeak (the variant of
English typically used in SMS messages). In
order to be able to complete
the empirical part of my thesis, I have to
collect authentic text messages.
Not much research has been conducted on the
creativity of private text
messages so far which, makes this study
particularly interesting and useful
for other researchers.
I would like to invite all native speakers of
English to participate in my
project. I assure the anonymity of individual
text messages and also agree
to thank those participants who wish to reveal
their real names, in the
acknowledgements of my thesis.
Here is the link to my study:
I would be grateful for your help.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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