publication . Article . 2005

Gendered, Bilingual Communication Practices: Mobile text-messaging among Hong Kong College Students

Angel Lin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Fibreculture Journal (issn: 1449-1443, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Abstract
Mobile text messaging—variously known as SMS (short message service), text messaging, or texting—has become a common means of keeping in constant touch, especially among young people, in many parts of the world today. The research literature abounds with studies on the social, cultural, and communicative aspects of mobile text messaging in different sociocultural contexts in the world. In this paper, current theoretical positions in the research literature on mobile communication will be summarized and then findings of a pilot study on the mobile text-messaging practices of university students in Hong Kong will be reported. Implications for emerging bilingual an...
Subjects
free text keywords: text messaging: SMS, mobile communications, Technology (General), T1-995, Communication. Mass media, P87-96
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