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Gender differences in the typographical features used in the text messaging of young Jordanian undergraduates


Al Rousan, Rafat M. and Abd Aziz, Noor Hashima and Christopher, Anne Althea (2011) Gender differences in the typographical features used in the text messaging of young Jordanian undergraduates. In: International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics, 28th to 30th December 2011 , Dubai, United Arab Emirates . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores gender differences in the typographical features used in the text messaging of young Jordanian undergraduates.Lakoff’s (1975) and Tannen’s (1990) ideas in face-to-face communication, and Herring’s (1994) ideas in computer-mediated communication were taken into consideration.The data were collected from 160 first-year Jordanian undergraduates.Open-ended questionnaires, user diaries, and semi-structured face-to-face interviews were used to collect data.A total of 2,054 text messages were analyzed qualitatively.The data were classified under four typographical features : punctuation, letter and number homophones, phonetic spelling, and emoticons.The analysis reveals that there are gender differences in the text messaging of young Jordanian undergraduates with respect to the use of typographical features.The findings from this study support previous findings about gender differences in the use of language in face-to-face communication and in computer-mediated communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender Differences, Text Messaging, Typographical Features, Jordanian Undergraduates
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Anne Althea Christopher
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 07:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9307

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