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French text messages. From SMS data collection to preliminary analysis

Abstract : Over a three-month period (spanning September 15th to December 15th 2011), over 90,000 authentic text messages in French were collected by a group of academics in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. This paper retraces the organisation of the data collection, the elaboration of the sociolinguistic questionnaire that donors were invited to fill out, text message data processing procedures and preliminary results. A shift from individual "isolated" text messages to "conversational" SMS exchanges is then studied, in preparation for a new SMS conversational data collection which is due to take place in the near future. This whole process is important for understanding in-depth interactional practices within contemporary digital textuality and should provide insight for pluridisciplinary approaches.
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Rachel Panckhurst, Claudine Moïse. French text messages. From SMS data collection to preliminary analysis. Lingvisticae Investigationes, Philadelphia; Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2012, 35 (2), p.290-317. ⟨hal-00789565⟩



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