Texting insincerely: The role of the period in text messaging

@article{Gunraj2016TextingIT,
  title={Texting insincerely: The role of the period in text messaging},
  author={Danielle N. Gunraj and April M. Drumm-Hewitt and Erica M. Dashow and S. N. Upadhyay and C. Klin},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={1067-1075}
}
Text messaging is one of the most frequently used computer-mediated communication (CMC) methods. The rapid pace of texting mimics face-to-face communication, leading to the question of whether the critical non-verbal aspects of conversation, such as tone, are expressed in CMC. Much of the research in this domain has involved large corpus analyses, focusing on the contents of texts, but not how receivers comprehend texts. We ask whether punctuation - specifically, the period - may serve as a cue… Expand
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