The effects of SMS (short message service) In today’s generation
Table of Contents
1.0 2.0 3.0 Introduction Literature review A present survey and interviews 3.1 3.2 3.3 Do you have a mobile phone ? Do you SMS? Did you Shorten up the words, abbreviate or chunks In your SMS? 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 4.0 Did you shorten up Bahasa Melayu words in your SMS? Did you shorten up Mother Tongue words in SMS? Did you shorten up English words in SMS? Did you SMS in other language(s)? Did you mix up more than one language in your SMS? Will SMS help to improve your mother tongue language?
Do you think SMS will corrupt your language?
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Appendix A – the questionnaire
THE EFFECTS OF SMS IN TODAY’S GENERATION 1.0 INTRODUCTION SMS known as Short Message Service or text messaging has become a common means of keeping in constant touch among people, in many parts of the world today. Malaysia has been one of the places with highest penetration of mobile phone services. Despite this high mobile phone penetration, inter-operator SMS is widespread .There has also been aggressive promotion of SMS by the service providers in Malaysia. Despite this, SMS is relatively cheap in Malaysia and so people are eager to use SMS to save on phone bills. The developmental effort in the telecommunication sector has been led by a booming mobile market with more than 30 million subscribers and a penetration of 106% at the start of 2010. This meant Malaysia had the second highest mobile penetration in South East Asia after Singapore. Malaysians have been big adopters of SMS, with an estimated 100 billion SMS having been sent during 2009 (Evans, 2010). 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW The emergence of the mobile phone and the rise of text messaging as a popular means of communication would appear to have impacted on standards of language. According to David Crystal have claims that SMS has a...