Typology of Writing Systems

Typology of Writing Systems

eBook - 2013
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This paper aims at determining the relationship between writing in chats and features from different writing systems. Although net users do not realise it, they recreate features mainly from morphographic systems and consonantal scripts and, consequently, they seem to be searching for a more economical way of conveying meaning through writing. When carrying out a corpus-based study, involving 90 minutes of real-time conversations in a Portuguese chat programme, we observed tendencies concerning spelling changes: the syllable onset is usually preserved, which resembles consonantal scripts; the.
Publisher: Amsterdam ;, Philadelphia :, John Benjamins Publishing Company,, 2013
ISBN: 9789027271853
9027271852
9789027202703
9027202702
9781299640320
129964032X
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Borgwaldt, Susanne R.

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