DISCURSIVE-LINGUISTIC PRACTICES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE SRI LANKAN SMS (SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE) DISCOURSE

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2015, Vol 1, Issue 2

Abstract

Recent advances made in the feld of technology have had a drastic impact on language. Conventional rules of language for written and spoken varieties have succumbed to many a change. Consequently, these changes have led to the emergence of unique sub varieties of language. Senders of text messages, simultaneously, have taken advantage of this opportunity, not simply to exchange information in creative ways but also to create, communicate and preserve their individual and collective identities in this digital space. Texters, especially in Sri Lanka, have demonstrated that the SMS environment has metamorphosed into a contrivance by which they can negotiate and maintain various power relations.

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Chamika Dahanayake

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Chamika Dahanayake (2015). DISCURSIVE-LINGUISTIC PRACTICES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE SRI LANKAN SMS (SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE) DISCOURSE. Social Affairs, 1(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31410