The relationship between spoken language and the language we use when we text is vastly similar but different when the aspects of each are considered.

Close relationship: Word choice

Mutual relationship: Capital letters, emoticons, “Lol” use of abbreviations

Overall structure : Idiomatic phrases, sound features in speech, omissions in speech, accent in speech, paralinguistic phrases in speech, abbreviations in text, agenda setting in speech and text, modifications in text for brevity.


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  1. I look forward to seeing your draft essay and commenting on it so that you can make it the best in the class – in particular so you can exceed the work of the likes of Jameel.

    Remember, if you prefer privacy, you can post your work in ‘private’ mode which means I’ll still see it, but others won’t.



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