The Attitudes of Jordanians toward Using Sms English: A Descriptive Study

May Shikhali, Abad Alaziz Jumah Al Fawareh, Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh


The study aimed to investigate the attitude of 36 participants on using Sms in their conversation and writing. To achieve the study objectives, a questionnaire was developed and reliability and validity of the questionnaire were checked. The study sample consisted of 36 using Sms. twelve of them were parents. The results of the study indicated that each of the three groups use Sms differently. Sms English is used for communication by the majority as it saves time, space and easy to use. Finally, in light of the results, future studies should analyze the use of Sms English with respect to other participants. Research undertaking a bigger sample should be done to arrive at a more concrete conclusion.

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