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What does txting do 2 language? The influences of exposure to messaging and print media on acceptability constraints


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

There is much debate about the influences of text and instant messaging on language skills and abilities. On the other hand, it is widely accepted that exposure to traditional print media is beneficial to one's knowledge of language. This research investigated the influences of messaging and print media on acceptability judgments to determine whether there are differences in what people find grammatical based on their messaging and print media exposure. Acceptability judgments and media exposure measures (such as the number of text messages received per month and the number of books read in the past year) were collected from 33 university students. Acceptability judgments were collected for both existing Standard English word forms and other novel or deviant forms. Generally speaking, participants with higher levels of print media exposure accepted more test items and participants with higher levels of text messaging exposure accepted fewer items.

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Subject
Language arts;
Linguistics;
Multimedia Communications
Classification
0279: Language arts
0290: Linguistics
0558: Multimedia Communications
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Education; Language, literature and linguistics
Title
What does txting do 2 language? The influences of exposure to messaging and print media on acceptability constraints
Author
Lee, Joan Hwechong
Number of pages
150
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0026
Source
MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780494752227
University/institution
University of Calgary (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR75222
ProQuest document ID
881645770
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/881645770/previewPDF
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