Language Varieties and Language Reduction in SMS-Communication

Language Varieties:

  • structural and semiotic varieties => different categories (SMS, MMS etc.)=> different forms of communication => decision for one of these forms is based on current situation => different inner structure of SMS

  • Language-economy vs. precision

  • Linguistic decorations and play on words
    • linguistic decorations => longer, more complicated expressions
      • dialectic features
      • inventing words

  • To understand each others messages both participants need to use the same code:
    • formal
    • informal
    • regional
    • conceptual speech