BTW: Text correction

August 27, 2009

The first PhD in text messaging was not undertaken by Caroline Tagg at the University of Birmingham (The week in higher education, 13 August).

In 2006, I examined a PhD by Thiresia Spilioti of the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King's College London entitled "Text messages and social interaction: genre, norms and sociability in Greek SMS". I was sufficiently inspired by the experience that I taught myself to text.

Mike Baynham, University of Leeds.

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