The Relationship Between “Textisms” and Formal and Informal Writing Among Young Adults

  title={The Relationship Between “Textisms” and Formal and Informal Writing Among Young Adults},
  author={Larry D. Rosen and Jennifer Chang and Lynne Erwin and L. Mark Carrier and Nancy A. Cheever},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={420 - 440}
The Net Generation has adopted textisms as shortcuts in electronic communication. Two studies investigated whether the reported use of textisms in daily electronic communication is related to the quality of writing. Seven hundred and eighteen young adults were queried about how often they used linguistic and contextual textisms, instant messaging, monthly cell minutes, and monthly text messaging. In Study 1 they wrote a formal letter to a company and in Study 2 they were asked to write both a… Expand

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