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Elliptische Strukturen in SMS
Elliptical Structures in Text Messages: A Corpus-based Analysis of Swiss German

Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung des Schweizerdeutschen

Because of their brevity and speed, text messages are often considered elliptical. This publication uses a Swiss German corpus of text messages to examine the validity of this assumption. It statistically analyzes pre-field and middle-field omissions as well as ellipsis of articles and prepositions. In addition, the authors examine whether newer technologies – such as the use of emojis in WhatsApp – influence elliptical structures.

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Karina Frick, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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Audience: Researchers (Syntax, Media and Variational Linguistics)