Sms Corrupts Our Language

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SMS IS CORRUPTING OUR LANGUAGE

Running Head: SMS IS CORRUPTING OUR LANGUAGE

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES

OUMH1203 ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

ASSIGNMENT TITLE : SMS (SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE) IS CORRUPTING OUR LANGUAGE

Name : Mohd Hussain bin Abdullah Matric number : 800717126061001 NRIC : 800717-12-6061 Telephone number : 014-3343554 E-mail address : mdhussainabdullah@gmail.com

Tutor’s name : Dr. Juliana Othman Learning Centre : Petaling Jaya

Semester : May 2010

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SMS IS CORRUPTING OUR LANGUAGE

Abstract

Abbreviation, emoticons, code-mixing, newly created words in short message service usage increasing tremendously. Some people are worried this will corrupt our language (bahasa melayu). This phenomena caused by-product limitation (multiple letter assigned to a dozen of mobile phone) and due to the pressure of reducing communicaton latency. Some references from aforesaid research was took to collect related data. An SMS guideline in form of pamphlet published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka to reflect with this matter. The pamphlet listed more than 200 words of SMS language because too much concern regarding usage of uncontrolled SMS language. Since too little information about SMS can corrupt cellular phone user languages, an simple survey questionnaire were distributed to chosen group of volunteers. Then finding from survey been concluded as an final result.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ABSTRACT .............................................................................................................................................. i

TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................... ii LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ......................................................................................... iii 1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 1 2. RELATED RESEARCH ................................................................................................................... 1 3. METHODOLOGY ..................................................................................................................7 3.1 Data Collection ............................................................................................................................. 7 4. RESEARCH FINDING ..................................................................................................................... 9 5. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................................ 10 REFERENCES ...................................................................................................................................... 11

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LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES

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Table 3.1 ...................................................................................................................................................... 8 Table 3.2 ...................................................................................................................................................... 8 Figure 1 ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Figure 2 ........................................................................................................................................................ 5 Figure 3 ........................................................................................................................................................ 6 Figure 4 ........................................................................................................................................................ 9 Figure 5...
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