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ERIC Number: EJ577541
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Electronic Mail--A New Style of Communication or Just a New Medium? An Investigation into the Text Features of E-Mail.
Gains, Jonathan
English for Specific Purposes, v18 n1 p81-101 1999
A study analyzed and compared the discourse of electronic mail messages from commercial and academic environments. Key text features were examined for style and convention patterns. Results suggest commercial messages follow normal conventions for standard written business English, and academic users may view the medium as a pseudo-conversational communication form, conducted in extended time with an absent interlocutor. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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