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Language and Technology: Social Networking

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Safina Siddiqui

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Language and Technology: Social Networking

Language and
Technology: Is Social Networking
and Text Speak having a negative effect in Language? Research... of teens who answered our
questionnaire responded that Twitter was the main social networking site they log on to and use text speak on. of teens who answered our questionnaire asked said Facebook is the main social networking site they go on and use text speak on. of teens who answered our questionnaire said texting was their main form of social networkin where they used text speak. of teens who answered our questionnaire said that they use their phones to call people as their main social networking. of teens who answered our questionnaire said BlackBerry messenger is the main form of social networking and use of text speak. We asked 65 teenagers what their main form of social networking is and from this main source of text speak. The Lexicon of the English Language- Why is it changing? -Generation Gaps
-New inventions/discoveries
-Changes in attitudes from changes in society i.e. -influences from the media
-Trades and invasions of other countries 32% 20% 14% 1% 26% Forms of Text
Speak Acronyms Initials such as OMG and WTF. Phonetics This means spelling words how they sound, e.g. ova for 'over.' Numerical Homophones The use of numbers in place
for letters which sound the same e.g. '2day.' Abbreviations and
Deletion Shortening words such as
'txt' and deleting vowels. Emoticons Small faces and images
now being used in writing to represent emotions. Omission Missing out apostrophe's
in words. e.g. 'cant.' Two of the largest forms of social networking are Facebook and Twitter. Could these these also be the two largest forms of communication and responsible for change in language? What Crystal believes New Media... ... around the world DAVID CRYSTAL- FOR TEXT SPEAK "Texting is a force for and signidier of linguistic ability." "The importance of private
linguistic spaces is crucial to
young Britain's love for texting." 'Witness the hysteria at the
birth of printing press.' Are we frightened
of new media? Studies in other countries
such as China and Italy show they all have uses of interlinked words/symbols. "You have to have
good grounding in grammar and sentence structure in the first place... kids who text are kids who are literate." HOWEVER Professor Speak Time and Place... ... Effect on life "Text messages
teach wrong writing techniques." "Texting harms children's writing." "They omit punctuation
and encourage
the misspelling of words." "Text speak undermines
'appropriateness.'" "Young people use emoticons
to identify their feelings,
get worse at expressing those
feelings in words." "Lazy communication." PROFESSOR SPEAK- AGAINST TEXT SPEAK My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :-@ kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc.

Translation of the above Text Speak:

My summer holidays were a complete waste of time. Before, we used to go to New York to see my brother, his girlfriend and their three screaming kids face to face. I love New York. It's a great place. References: AQA English Language,
Txtng: the gr8 db8 by David
Crystal, Txt rnt gd 4u Official by Professor Speak
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