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Communication technologies and their influence on language: Reshuffling tenses in Croatian SMS text messaging / Žic Fuchs, Milena ; Tuđman Vuković, Nina.

By: Žic Fuchs, Milena.
Contributor(s): Tuđman-Vuković, Nina [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleDescription: 109-122.ISSN: 1331-7202.Other title: Communication technologies and their influence on language: Reshuffling tenses in Croatian SMS text messaging [Naslov na engleskom:].Subject(s): 6.03 | communication technologies, tenses, SMS text messaging, aorist, imperfect hrv | communication technologies, tenses, SMS text messaging, aorist, imperfect eng In: Jezikoslovlje 9 (2008), 1-2 ; str. 109-122Summary: SMS text messaging has become one of the most dominant means of communication in Croatia. With respect to their linguistic features SMS text messages have become a lan-guage variety in their own right, exhibiting specific regularities in different aspects of language use. We investigate the use of tenses in Croatian SMS text messages in compa-rison to standard written Croatian. The results show a different distribution or reshuffling of past tenses, with a reappearance of tenses considered to be obsolete. We also look into the reasons that triggered off these changes as well as their impact on the Croatian tense system.
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SMS text messaging has become one of the most dominant means of communication in Croatia. With respect to their linguistic features SMS text messages have become a lan-guage variety in their own right, exhibiting specific regularities in different aspects of language use. We investigate the use of tenses in Croatian SMS text messages in compa-rison to standard written Croatian. The results show a different distribution or reshuffling of past tenses, with a reappearance of tenses considered to be obsolete. We also look into the reasons that triggered off these changes as well as their impact on the Croatian tense system.

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