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Sterponi, Laura; Zucchermaglio, Cristina; Alby, Francesca; Fatigante, Marilena – Written Communication, 2017
Under the rapid advances of digital technology, traditional paper-based forms of reading and writing are steadily giving way to digital-based literacies, in theory as well as in application. Drawing on a study of literacy in a medical workplace context, this article examines critically the shift toward computer-mediated textual practices. While a…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Medical Evaluation, Health Services
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Herring, Susan C.; Zelenkauskaite, Asta – Written Communication, 2009
This study analyzes gender variation in nonstandard typography--specifically, abbreviations and insertions--in mobile phone text messages (SMS) posted to a public Italian interactive television (iTV) program. All broadcast SMS were collected for a period of 2 days from the Web archive for the iTV program, and the frequency and distribution of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Programming (Broadcast), Internet