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ERIC Number: ED496128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov-16
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Making the Case for Formalizing the Lingo and Acronyms of Virtual Environments Communication to Meet Global Demands
Malala, John N.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences (7th, New Port Beach, CA, Nov 16-19, 2006)
There is overwhelming research and anecdotal evidence suggesting that traditional letter writing has significantly dwindled due to the increase use of email, online chats, telephone, and other electronic communication devices. People who became mainly dependent on internet relay chats in the late 1990s found themselves developing a new phraseology at the turn of the century in order to maintain an online conversation that kept pace with oral communication. Today, not only are people communicating online on various platforms that support instant messaging, but also more and more people are communicating through SMS (short message service) that are short text messages that can be sent to a mobile phone. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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