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The Impact of Text Messaging on Standard English

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dc.contributor.author Prøysen, Stine eng
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-02T10:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-02T10:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-14 eng
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-14 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3320
dc.description.abstract Many people claim that text messaging is ruining Standard English, and that there will be a decline in literacy because of this new phenomenon with all its abbreviations and deviant spellings. My hypothesis 1 was that students do not keep the language of text messaging separate from Standard English, and that they bring abbreviations and incomplete sentences into their school work. Hypothesis 2 was that students do not know the old and standard abbreviations and that they offer new interpretations of these. Hypothesis 3 was that there is considerable variation in the interpretation of abbreviations that are frequently used in text messaging. I analysed over one hundrer essays from high school students in order to test hypothesis 1, and handed out a questionnaire in order to test hypotheses 2 and 3. All of my hypotheses were corroborated, which means that the text messaging phenomenon is something worth studying in the future. en
dc.description.abstract Mange klager på at sms-språket ødelegger standardspråket. Hypotese nr 1 gikk ut på at studenter ikke holdt sms-språket adskilt fra standardspråket som forventes brukt i skolen. Denne ble testet ved hjelp av stiler high school-elever i USA hadde skrevet. Hypotese nr 2 gikk ut på at dagens ungdom ikke forstår de gamle forkortelsene, og istedet tolker disse i lys av elektronisk kommunikasjon. Hypotese nr 3 gikk ut på at forkortelsene som blir brukt i sms-språket blir tolket ulikt av ulike personer, noe som gir grobunn for misforståelser. Hypotese 2 og 3 ble testet av et spørreskjema. Alle hypotesene ble bekreftet av funn fra stilene og spørreskjemaene, hvilket vil si at sms-språket definitivt er et tema som er verdt å studere i fremtiden. no
dc.format.extent 486167 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.subject Text Messaging eng
dc.subject SMS eng
dc.subject Internet language eng
dc.title The Impact of Text Messaging on Standard English eng
dc.type Master thesis eng
dc.type.degree Master i Engelsk nob
dc.type.course ENG350 eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020 nob
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad eng
dc.subject.nus 711124 eng
dc.type.program MAHF-ENG eng
dc.rights.holder Copyright the author. All rights reserved
dc.rights.holder The author eng


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