"A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use": Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging

@article{Palfreyman2003AFL,
  title={"A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use": Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging},
  author={D. Palfreyman and M. A. Khalil},
  journal={J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.},
  year={2003},
  volume={9},
  pages={0}
}
Computer-mediated communication (CMC) users writing in Arabic often represent Arabic in ‘ASCII-ized’ form, using the Latin alphabet rather than the Arabic alphabet normally used in other contexts (Warschauer, El Said, & Zohry, 2002). Analyzing ASCII-ized Arabic (AA) can give insights into ways in which CMC is shaped by linguistic, technological and social factors. This paper presents a study of AA as used among female university students in the United Arab Emirates, drawing on data from a small… Expand

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