Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018)

An Exploratory Study to the Characteristics of Textisms in Text Messaging

Authors
Zakir Hussain, Iwa Lukmana
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Zakir Hussain
Available Online April 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.105How to use a DOI?
Keywords
text messaging; textism; linguistic
Abstract
Text messaging (SMS) has become a part of daily life of many people. It occurs easy, fast and effective. This study attempts to reveal the characteristics of texting based on textisms used in texting messages. In order to achieve the aim of the research, the method adopted is the descriptive research method, analyzed quantitatively and content analysis technique is used to finalize the data. The participants are seven students of postgraduate studies and they are asked to snap-shot their text messages while chatting with people. The tool to collect the data is a social media called WhatsApp. The finding of this study revealed that textisms are available in the text messaging and the people used only some of textisms such as contractions, emoticon, acronym and initialism; they shortened the words and even sentences to the minimum syllable length by removing vowels. Further, Texting was based on their personal style than standard form. Therefore, textism showed that texting is a new methods of communicating, using words innovatively which hold vary semantically and pragmatically. The result showed peoples’ vocabulary, phonological awareness and language performance.
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Proceedings
3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-709-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.105How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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