Textisms. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Kawas, Sarah Al
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-01T08:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-01T08:50:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-12-01
dc.date.submitted 2011-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1039
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-85). en_US
dc.description.abstract The 21st century has brought with it many new and efficient technological advances in the area of communications; most notable are the Internet (CMC) and mobile telephones (SMS). The youth of this generation has advanced communications through various media, although the most popular methods of choice have been text messaging via cellular phones and chatting on the Internet. However, there has been some debate about whether this "new" communication is negatively affecting students' academic writing. This study seeks to discover whether or not Lebanese university students’ constant use of chatting and text language (textisms) has in any way affected their academic essay writing assignments in one English medium university in Lebanon. Through content analysis of academic essays and questionnaires from both students and instructors, findings indicate that texting does not negatively affect English academic writing, since students can differentiate between the appropriateness of using textisms and academic English when writing essays. Recommendations for teaching and learning and future research have been made. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Text messages (Telephone systems) -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Internet -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Students -- Lebanon -- Language en_US
dc.title Textisms. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The pragmatic evolution among students in Lebanon and its effect on English essay writing en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804662 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Rula Diab
dc.author.commembers Dr. Nola Bacha
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: viii, 99 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Textisms en_US
dc.keywords SMS en_US
dc.keywords CMC en_US
dc.keywords Text messaging en_US
dc.keywords Chatting en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.39 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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