English Gcse Texting

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Explore the view that texting can be very creative forms of language use.

Introduction
In this piece of work, I plan to explore the view that texting can be very creative forms of language use. I shall explore into arguments both for and against being a creative form of language use by looking at specific language features used in texts and consider the effects these have on the language we use. Data collected from a variety of texts to and from members in my class will help form the basis of my investigation and will help me explore the view that texting can be a very creative forms of language use.
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Friedhelm Hillebrand who lived in Germany decided in 1985 that 160 characters were enough for a text message. In 1989 Edward Lantz sent the first text message through a Motorola beeper (pager). The first commercial SMS message was sent over the Vodafone network in Britain on 3 December 1992, from Neil Papworth of the Sema Group using a computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. The message read "Merry Christmas". The first SMS typed on a mobile phone is claimed to have been sent by Riku Pihkonen, an engineer student at Nokia, in 1993.
Text messaging, or texting, is the act of typing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS); it has grown to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). Texting is a form of multi-modal language (a blend of both spoken and written language). It is basically a written mode, but it has developed to contain many features of spoken mode.
Paragraph 2 “Is all u can eat chinese open in town mate tonite” displays how language has been modified to suit the demands of quick texting and to make the text shorter. The function…...

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