A new writing system? Developing orthographies for writing Arabic dialects in electronic media

@article{AbuElhija2014ANW,
  title={A new writing system? Developing orthographies for writing Arabic dialects in electronic media},
  author={Dua'a Abu Elhija},
  journal={Writing Systems Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={190 - 214}
}
This paper is set within the context of Electronic Amiyyas (EA) written dialects in Facebook used by youth in the Arab World. In recent years, electronic writings have begun to replace print writing in many circumstances. Similar to the printing press, this new technology has also influenced the written colloquial forms of languages, since youngsters all over the world are formulating and devising new conventions for writing their indigenous spoken languages electronically. This linguistic… 
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