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Other demographics may not be as familiar with SMS language, but, as it is a dialect that is quickly becoming enmeshed with SAE, the basic writing classroom can (and perhaps should) provide a forum for and understanding of SMS by all students.
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Other demographics may not be as familiar with SMS language, but, as it is a dialect that is quickly becoming enmeshed with SAE, the basic writing classroom can (and perhaps should) provide a forum for an understanding of SMS by all students.
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Other demographics may not be as familiar with SMS language, but, as it is a dialect that is quickly becoming enmeshed with SAE, the basic writing classroom can (and perhaps should) provide a forum for and understanding of SMS by all students.
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Whether or not you think that SMS language is suitable for formal academic work, it is important to have some awareness of the dialect for a number of reasons which include but are not limited to: simply decoding student meaning and/or assisting in the process of translation from SMS to SAE.
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Whether or not you think that SMS language is suitable for formal academic work, it is important to have some awareness of the dialect for a number of reasons which include but are not limited to: simply decoding student meaning, assisting in the process of translation from SMS to SAE, and/or assisting students who are unfamiliar with SMS in understanding how to read and write in SMS.
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'''What is SMS?'''

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text messages.
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'''What is Short Message Service (SMS)?'''

Short Message Service (SMS) is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text messages.
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Selfe, Cynthia L. ''Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention.'' Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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Selfe, Cynthia L. ''Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention.'' Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.

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'''What is SMS [[(spell out here)]] ?'''

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text
messages. [[(Answers the question. Succint.)
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'''How has
the technology of SMS impacted the English language?'''[[important to address
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The widespread use of SMS has created a new and equally widespread dialect of English that goes by [[(change 'goes by' to active verb, i.e., is recongnized by sever names)]] several recognizable names. Among those names
, the ones that most closely resemble [[(say what SAE is for the first time then refer to by anacronym)]] SAE are SMS language, Textese, chatspeak, and texting language. However, there are a number of other names for it that resemble the dialect itself. Among those [[(insert word: "abbreviations")]] are txt, txtspk, and txtk.
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'''What is SMS?'''

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text
messages.

'''How has
the technology of SMS impacted the English language?'''

The widespread use of SMS has created a new and equally widespread dialect of English that goes by several recognizable names. Among those names, the ones that most closely resemble Standard American English (SAE) are SMS language
, Textese, chatspeak, and texting language. However, there are a number of other names for it that resemble the dialect itself. Among those SMS abbreviations are txt, txtspk, and txtk.
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An idea of how prevalent the technology is that [[(insert "it")]] contributed to the rapid spread of the SMS dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done [[(word choice on "done", instead use "researched" or "completed", possibly.)]] in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.

The study found that [[(delete "that" and instead insert "the following data", for example)]]:

* 85% of teens ages 12-17 engage at least occasionally in some form of electronic personal communication, which includes text messaging, sending email or instant messages, or posting comments on social networking sites

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An idea of how prevalent the technology is that contributed to the rapid spread of the SMS dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study conducted in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was completed in 2007.

The study found that "85% of teens ages 12-17 engage at least occasionally in some form of electronic personal communication, which includes text messaging, sending email or instant messages, or posting comments on social networking sites" (Lenhart
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The same study also found the following data:
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'''What is SMS?'''

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text
messages.

'''How has
the technology of SMS impacted the English language?'''

The widespread use of SMS has created a new and equally widespread dialect of English that goes by several recognizable names. Among those names, the ones that most closely resemble SAE are SMS language, Textese, chatspeak, and texting language. However, there are a number of other names
for it that resemble the dialect itself. Among those are txt, txtspk, and txtk.
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'''What is SMS [[(spell out here)]] ?'''

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text
messages. [[(Answers the question. Succint.)
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'''How has
the technology of SMS impacted the English language?'''[[important to address
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The widespread use of SMS has created a new and equally widespread dialect of English that goes by [[(change 'goes by' to active verb, i.e., is recongnized by sever names)]] several recognizable names. Among those names, the ones that most closely resemble [[(say what SAE is
for the first time then refer to by anacronym)]] SAE are SMS language, Textese, chatspeak, and texting language. However, there are a number of other names for it that resemble the dialect itself. Among those [[(insert word: "abbreviations")]] are txt, txtspk, and txtk.
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An idea of how prevalent the technology is that contributed to the rapid spread of the SMS dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.

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An idea of how prevalent the technology is that [[(insert "it")]] contributed to the rapid spread of the SMS dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done [[(word choice on "done", instead use "researched" or "completed", possibly.)]] in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.

The study found that [[(delete "that" and instead insert "the following data", for example)]]
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* 50% of teens say they sometimes use informal writing styles instead of proper capitalization and punctuation in their school assignments [[(good case for spoken versus written language)
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Braun, Linda W. '''Teens, Technology, and Literacy; or, Why Bad Grammar Isn't Always Bad.''' Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Burniske, R.W. '''Literacy in the Digital Age.''' Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2008.

Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. '''The Daily Illini.''' 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 http://www.dailyillini.com/opinions/2007/01/25/lol-or-the-tragicomedic-plight-of-standard-english-language-and-the-world-wide-web

Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. '''English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English.''' New York: Cassell, 2000.

Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. '''Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools.''' Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.

Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. '''Journal of Literacy Research''' 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. '''Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy''' 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. '''PEW Internet and American Life Project.''' 6 March 2009. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf.pdf

Penrod, Diane. '''Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st Century Learning.''' Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Selfe, Cynthia L. '''Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention.''' Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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Braun, Linda W. ''Teens, Technology, and Literacy; or, Why Bad Grammar Isn't Always Bad.'' Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Burniske, R.W. ''Literacy in the Digital Age.'' Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2008.

Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. ''The Daily Illini.'' 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 http://www.dailyillini.com/opinions/2007/01/25/lol-or-the-tragicomedic-plight-of-standard-english-language-and-the-world-wide-web

Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. ''English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English.'' New York: Cassell, 2000.

Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. ''Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools.'' Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.

Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. ''Journal of Literacy Research'' 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. ''Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy'' 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. ''PEW Internet and American Life Project.'' 6 March 2009. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf.pdf

Penrod, Diane. ''Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st Century Learning.'' Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Selfe, Cynthia L. ''Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention.'' Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized in writing, or, if it is, the sources are not scholarly in nature.
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While there is much written on SMS, the many different resources are not compiled for convenient access by scholars.
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So, if you know something, think you know something, or even have an idea about SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion in any of the forums at:
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So, if you have something you would like to share, think you know something, or even have an idea about SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion in any of the forums at:
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Braun, Linda W. Teens, Technology, and Literacy; or, Why Bad Grammar Isn't Always Bad. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Burniske, R.W. Literacy in the Digital Age. Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2008.

Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. The Daily Illini. 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 http://www.dailyillini.com/opinions/2007/01/25/lol-or-the-tragicomedic-plight-of-standard-english-language-and-the-world-wide-web

Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English. New York: Cassell, 2000.

Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.

Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project. 6 March 2009. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf.pdf

Penrod, Diane. Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st Century Learning. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century. The Importance of Paying Attention. Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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Braun, Linda W. '''Teens, Technology, and Literacy; or, Why Bad Grammar Isn't Always Bad.''' Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Burniske, R.W. '''Literacy in the Digital Age.''' Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2008.

Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. '''The Daily Illini.''' 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 http://www.dailyillini.com/opinions/2007/01/25/lol-or-the-tragicomedic-plight-of-standard-english-language-and-the-world-wide-web

Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. '''English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English.''' New York: Cassell, 2000.

Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. '''Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools.''' Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.

Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. '''Journal of Literacy Research''' 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. '''Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy''' 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. '''PEW Internet and American Life Project.''' 6 March 2009. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf.pdf

Penrod, Diane. '''Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st Century Learning.''' Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Selfe, Cynthia L. '''Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: The Importance of Paying Attention.''' Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 <http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf>.

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 <http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost>.

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project. 6 March 2009. <http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf>.
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Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 http://0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project. 6 March 2009. http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf
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SMS Wiki Dictionary

I. SMS Acronyms and Expressions

There are hundreds if not thousands of these. Do you know of any?

This forum is for posting SMS acronyms, expressions, what they mean, and their origins (if known).

Your input to the dictionary is greatly appreciated, and feel free to discuss with others.

II. SMS Language Conventions

Have you noticed anything about SMS language that jumps out to you as being a convention of the language?

If you have noticed any conventions in your reading/writing of SMS that might help others in reading and/or writing in SMS, this is the place in the dictionary to post it/them. Feel free to discuss.

SMS in the Classroom

I. Experiences

Do you have students who regularly write in SMS language? Do they use it to write stories? Do they use it to cheat? Have you done a lesson or a discussion on SMS?

Share your positive and negative classroom experiences with regards to SMS here, and feel free to discuss.

II. Scholarly Journal Articles, Books, Conferences, and Discussions

Have you read a good scholarly journal article, book, been to a conference or had a discussion with other scholars about SMS language?

If you have, please post here with details.

Please include links and abstracts if possible, and feel free to discuss.

III. News Articles, Editorials, Opinions, and Other

Have you read anything else about SMS?

If you have read anything from non-scholarly sources, please post those here with links and abstracts (if possible).

Feel free to discuss.

Instructional Activities

Do you have any ideas for instructional activities dealing with SMS? Do you have lesson plans that incorporate it?

Please feel free post those here and to discuss.

Student/Teacher Attitudes Toward SMS

If you are a student or teacher and have positive or negative thoughts or feelings about SMS as a dialect or have experienced a change of opinion about SMS, please feel free to post here. Please feel free to also explain why you think and feel the way you do and discuss your thoughts/feelings with others.
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SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized.

For that reason
, I have started [['''The Wiki SMS Forum''']], a Wiki site that scholars can refer to and/or post to if they would like to discuss SMS or if they simply need information on or have information to contribute about SMS.

So, if you know something, think you know something, or even have an idea about
SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion on any of the following lists as appropriate.
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SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized in writing, or, if it is, the sources are not scholarly in nature.

For
that reason, I have started [['''Wiki SMS Forums''']], a Wiki site that scholars can refer to and/or post to if they would like to discuss SMS or if they simply need information on or have information to contribute about SMS.

So, if you know
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For that reason, I have started [['''The Wiki SMS Forum''']], a Wiki site that scholars can refer to and/or post to if they would like to discuss SMS or if they simply need information on or have information to contribute about SMS.
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What is SMS?'''
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How has the technology of SMS impacted the English language?
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'''How has the technology of SMS impacted the English language?'''
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How widespread is the technology?

An idea of how prevalent the technology is that contributed to the rapid spread of the dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.
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'''How widespread is the technology?'''

An idea of how prevalent the technology is that contributed to the rapid spread of the SMS dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.
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- 85% of teens ages 12-17 engage at least occasionally in some form of electronic personal
communication, which includes text messaging, sending email or instant messages, or posting
comments on social networking sites
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* 85% of teens ages 12-17 engage at least occasionally in some form of electronic personal communication, which includes text messaging, sending email or instant messages, or posting comments on social networking sites
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- 50% of teens say they sometimes use informal writing styles instead of proper
capitalization and punctuation in their school assignments

- 38% say they have used text shortcuts in school work such as (which stands for
out )"

- 25% have used emoticons (symbols like smiley faces&#9786;) in school work

(Lenhart 3)

How might this affect basic writing classrooms of present and of the immediate
future?
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* 50% of teens say they sometimes use informal writing styles instead of proper capitalization and punctuation in their school assignments

* 38% say they have used text shortcuts in school work such as (which stands for out )"

* 25% have used emoticons (symbols like smiley faces&#9786;) in school work

''(Lenhart 3)''

'''How might this affect basic writing classrooms of present and of the immediate
future?'''
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As a basic writing teacher, why do I need to know SMS language?
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'''As a basic writing teacher, why do I need to know SMS language?'''
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What are some resources for writing teachers who want to learn more about SMS language?

SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized. With that said, I have just begun researching and extensively writing in SMS language and, while I have read a good deal on the subject in order to begin a conversation on SMS language for CompFAQ, I am certainly not an authority on the dialect which has hundreds of acronyms, truncations and mutations of English with which I am not familiar.

I positively believe that many interpretations of many different sources are better than one sense of something that might be provided by any single person's interpretation of a few sources.

Having said that, the purpose of my starting the following set of resources is to provide interested scholars a means of interactive discourse on the subject of SMS language. If
you know something, think you know something, or even have an idea about SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion on any of the following lists as appropriate.
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'''What are some resources for writing teachers who want to learn more about SMS language?'''

SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized.

For
that reason, I have started [[The Wiki SMS Forum]], a Wiki site that scholars can refer to and/or post to if they would like to discuss SMS or if they simply need information on or have information to contribute about SMS.

So, if
you know something, think you know something, or even have an idea about SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion on any of the following lists as appropriate.
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Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. The Daily Illini. 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 <http://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/ news/2007/01/25/OpinionColumns/Lol-Or.The.Tragicomedic.Plight.Of.Standard.English.
Language.And.The.World.Wide.W-2677108.shtml>.
Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English. New York: Cassell, 2000.
Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.
Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 <http:// 0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf>.
Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 <http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ ehost>.
Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project.
6 March 2009. <http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf>.
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Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. The Daily Illini. 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 <http://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/news/2007/01/25/OpinionColumns/Lol-Or.The.Tragicomedic.Plight.Of.Standard.English.
Language.And.The.World.Wide.W-2677108.shtml>.

Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English. New York: Cassell, 2000.

Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.

Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 <http://0-fserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf>.

Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 <http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ehost>.

Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project. 6 March 2009. <http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf>.
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Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century. The Importance of Paying Attention. Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century. The Importance of Paying Attention. Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.
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The Impact of SMS (Short Message Service)
on Basic Writing

By: James Hlavik (for Susan Wolff-Murphy's Spring 2009 5361 seminar on basic writing)

What is SMS?

SMS is a cellular phone function often used by cell phone users to quickly, quietly, and sometimes secretly communicate with one another via short text messages.

How has the technology of SMS impacted the English language?

The widespread use of SMS has created a new and equally widespread dialect of English that goes by several recognizable names. Among those names, the ones that most closely resemble SAE are SMS language, Textese, chatspeak, and texting language. However, there are a number of other names for it that resemble the dialect itself. Among those are txt, txtspk, and txtk.

How widespread is the technology?

An idea of how prevalent the technology is that contributed to the rapid spread of the dialect can be found in a Pew Internet & American Life Project study done in partnership with the National Commission on Writing that was conducted in 2007.

The study found that:

- 85% of teens ages 12-17 engage at least occasionally in some form of electronic personal
communication, which includes text messaging, sending email or instant messages, or posting
comments on social networking sites

How has SMS impacted the academic writing of teens?

The same study found the following:

- 50% of teens say they sometimes use informal writing styles instead of proper
capitalization and punctuation in their school assignments

- 38% say they have used text shortcuts in school work such as (which stands for
out )"

- 25% have used emoticons (symbols like smiley faces&#9786;) in school work

(Lenhart 3)

How might this affect basic writing classrooms of present and of the immediate future?

With a high percentage of college students entering college right out of high school, teachers of basic writing (and freshman composition) can count on encountering SMS language in some form of student writing (which may range from SMS appearing in stages of the writing process for formal assignments to appearing in student emails and other communications).

As a basic writing teacher, why do I need to know SMS language?

Whether or not you think that SMS language is suitable for formal academic work, it is important to have some awareness of the dialect for a number of reasons which include but are not limited to: simply decoding student meaning and/or assisting in the process of translation from SMS to SAE.

What are some resources for writing teachers who want to learn more about SMS language?

SMS language is, as a whole, not standardized. With that said, I have just begun researching and extensively writing in SMS language and, while I have read a good deal on the subject in order to begin a conversation on SMS language for CompFAQ, I am certainly not an authority on the dialect which has hundreds of acronyms, truncations and mutations of English with which I am not familiar.

I positively believe that many interpretations of many different sources are better than one sense of something that might be provided by any single person's interpretation of a few sources.

Having said that, the purpose of my starting the following set of resources is to provide interested scholars a means of interactive discourse on the subject of SMS language. If you know something, think you know something, or even have an idea about SMS language based on something you have seen, heard, read or experienced, please feel free to post to and enter into discussion on any of the following lists as appropriate.

SMS Wiki Dictionary

I. SMS Acronyms and Expressions

There are hundreds if not thousands of these. Do you know of any?

This forum is for posting SMS acronyms, expressions, what they mean, and their origins (if known).

Your input to the dictionary is greatly appreciated, and feel free to discuss with others.

II. SMS Language Conventions

Have you noticed anything about SMS language that jumps out to you as being a convention of the language?

If you have noticed any conventions in your reading/writing of SMS that might help others in reading and/or writing in SMS, this is the place in the dictionary to post it/them. Feel free to discuss.

SMS in the Classroom

I. Experiences

Do you have students who regularly write in SMS language? Do they use it to write stories? Do they use it to cheat? Have you done a lesson or a discussion on SMS?

Share your positive and negative classroom experiences with regards to SMS here, and feel free to discuss.

II. Scholarly Journal Articles, Books, Conferences, and Discussions

Have you read a good scholarly journal article, book, been to a conference or had a discussion with other scholars about SMS language?

If you have, please post here with details.

Please include links and abstracts if possible, and feel free to discuss.

III. News Articles, Editorials, Opinions, and Other

Have you read anything else about SMS?

If you have read anything from non-scholarly sources, please post those here with links and abstracts (if possible).

Feel free to discuss.

Instructional Activities

Do you have any ideas for instructional activities dealing with SMS? Do you have lesson plans that incorporate it?

Please feel free post those here and to discuss.

Student/Teacher Attitudes Toward SMS

If you are a student or teacher and have positive or negative thoughts or feelings about SMS as a dialect or have experienced a change of opinion about SMS, please feel free to post here. Please feel free to also explain why you think and feel the way you do and discuss your thoughts/feelings with others.

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Bibliography

Braun, Linda W. Teens, Technology, and Literacy; or, Why Bad Grammar Isn't Always Bad. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Burniske, R.W. Literacy in the Digital Age. Thousand Oaks: Corwin, 2008.
Gartel, Lally. , or the Tragicomedic Plight of Standard English Usage and the World Wide Web. The Daily Illini. 25 Jan. 2007. 6 May. 2009 <http://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/ news/2007/01/25/OpinionColumns/Lol-Or.The.Tragicomedic.Plight.Of.Standard.English.
Language.And.The.World.Wide.W-2677108.shtml>.
Goodwyn, Andrew, ed. English in the Digital Age: Information and Communications Technology and the Teaching of English. New York: Cassell, 2000.
Hawk, Byron, David M. Rieder and Ollie Oviedo, eds. Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Minneapolis: U of MN P, 2008.
Jacobs, Gloria E. "Fast Times and Digital Literacy: Participation Roles and Construction Within Instant Messaging. Journal of Literacy Research 38.2 (2000): 171-96. 6 May 2009 <http:// 0-pdfserve.informaworld.com.portal.tamucc.edu/416298_751309485_785035510.pdf>.
Jacobs, Gloria E. Learn What We Do: Developing a Repertoire of Writing Practices in an Instant Messaging World. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 52. 3 (2008): 203-11. EBSCO. Bell Lib. Corpus Christi, TX. 6 May 2009 <http://0-web.ebscohost.com.portal.tamucc.edu/ ehost>.
Lenhart, Amanda, et al. , Technology and Teens. PEW Internet and American Life Project.
6 March 2009. <http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf>.
Penrod, Diane. Using Blogs to Enhance Literacy: The Next Powerful Step in 21st Century Learning. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Selfe, Cynthia L. Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century. The Importance of Paying Attention. Southern Illinois UP: Carbondale, 1999.