SMS Texting, Language Use and Gender in an EFL Academic Context

- Achili Nora - Hamitouche Fatiha


The paper at issue attended to explain the issue of language use and gender differences while texting in a multilingual context. To this end, a questionnaire was used to account for the participants’ employment of languages and major drives concerning the utilised languages. The data showed that both males and females use various languages concomitantly and alternate codes almost similarly. Besides, both males and females used various combinations of languages for similar reasons such as signalling membership and ensuring broad understanding. 

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