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Internet language:

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Chiara Mendola

on 24 April 2016

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Transcript of Internet language:

Why do I choose this Topic?
Because i
live
on the Internet, knowing the way people talk makes me feel part of them
Because I am fascinated by this new way of writing (and speaking)
Acronyms
An acronym is a word or a name formed as an abbreviation from initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters or sometimes syllables.
Examples:

CEO: Chief Executive Officer
NATO: (The) North Atlantic Treaty Organization
UNICEF: (The) United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
GIF: Graphics Interchange Format

The language of the Internet:
abbreviations and acronyms

Why this Topic
What Abbreviations and Acronyms are
Where and by whom they are used
Why they are used today
Some examples
Sources
Body of the presentation:

As they are similar, today they are indifferently used in any kind of communication. They are mostly used in written texts but we can notice them also in the spoken language as
slang
.
In Internet we can spot them literally everywhere, in chats, online articles, commentaries, SMS and so on.
Where shorthands are used:
SMS (short message service)
Chats
Facebook
Twitter
Emails
Gaming

Generally people who need acronyms create them and then use them in conversations.

Their use implies that every person involved in the conversation has to know what the abbreviation means.
Otherwise the abbreviation could be seen as
jargon
.
Why do we use abbreviations and acronyms?
Convenience
:
we are more likely to read a short text than a long one.
Need
:
we can't write more than a certain number of words, like on Twitter (max 140 characters).

Speed
:
typing on the keyboard must be quick if you want your comment or opinion to be noted.
Examples of abbreviations or acronyms in written texts:
Initialisms

An initialism is an abbreviation formed from a string of initials pronounced as individual letters.
Examples of acronyms and initialisms:
Sources:
Chiara Mendola
AA 2015/2016
Lingua e Traduzione Inglese 1
Jargon
Jargon is a type of language that is used in a particular context and may not be well understood outside of it. Any group or community can have a specific jargon.
Abbreviation
From the latin word "brevis" that means "short"
An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase.
It consists of a group of letters taken from the word or phrase.
Abbreviations must not be confused with acronyms or initialisms, they are slightly different.
Abbreviations may be made by omitting certain parts of a word or by cutting off parts of it. Abbreviations do not follow any particular rules of construction.
Examples:
Prof.= Professor
Tsp.= Teaspoon
Strt.= Street
Blvd.= Boulevard
Avn.= Avenue
Bro.= Brother
It.= Italy
Fr.= France
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