Contents: Private email and text messages (SMS): linguistic features of the involved written but conceptually oral language;
syntactic and lexical reductions; spelling tendencies and rules; emoticons – A comparison between single and linked SMS as
well as between SMS and telegrams – A discussion of Koch and Oesterreicher’s model; email and SMS dialogues; email and text
messages compared to letter mail and telephone conversation; gratification and media richness theory – MMS: proportion of
image to text, picture categories, MMS dialogues – Linguistic changes: new trends - old features; Anglicisms in (Swiss-)German
emails and text messages.