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Kaomoji, Emoji, Emoticons & Stickers

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Brooke Williamson

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Transcript of Kaomoji, Emoji, Emoticons & Stickers


The use of
, emoticons and stickers bring a different aspect to non-verbalized language. By using these graphemes to textualize the language, they add clarity and emotional content to an otherwise ambiguous sentence.
are complex faces that are created by using symbols on a keyboard that mimic the image of different facial expressions. In English,
is translated to “Japanese emoticon”.
What are
is a picture grapheme, it is a picture that represents a word that can be used in messaging, emails and text messages.
“This visual alphabet, which includes much of the animal kingdom, the produce aisle, and the range of human emotions (plus a pile of feces with a face), now comes preloaded on the iPhone and presents a new frontier in texting, equally enticing to small children and slow-typing septuagenarians” (Coscarelli 2012)
What are
, Emoticons & Stickers: How are they bringing a different aspect to non-verbalized language?

By: Brooke Williamson
What are Stickers?
Stickers from LINE
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Work Cited
3hrs. ago
What are Emoticons?
2 hrs. ago
12 hrs. ago
5 hrs. ago
So informative
Wow, who knew!
This emoticon slide show has taught me
a lot.
These emoticons are very popular.
Interpreting a message
"Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?
Emotional Reference, sentence enhancer, or a reference to a physical gesture.
Recognizable face
People will not recognize the face
… visual cues formed from ordinary typographical symbols that when read sideways represent feelings or emotions. Because the use of electronic mail eliminates the visual cues such as head nodding, facial expressions, posture, and eye contact found in face-to-face conversation, electronic mail users often incorporate emoticons as visual cues to augment the meaning of textual messages (Rezabeck and Cochenour 1).
1 hr. ago
focus on the eyes unlike emoticons.
The eyes are bigger and more elaborate, this shows more emotion subtley.
The smiley face is the universal sign of being happy and first appeared in the 20th century.
By having emoticons placed within the email or text message, this adds visual cues to the ambiguous message (Rezabeck and Cochenour 1).
The Happy Face
Manga Aspects
combined with expressions spelt in
, used in manga forspeaking inner thoughts.
Uses in Text
A 2010 Pew report showed that teenagers text each other more frequently than they use any other form of communication, including face-to-face conversation, which comes in at No. 3. If you ask a random person, especially one under 30, what a tilde is, he will probably stare at you blankly. But he is very likely to recognize, and comprehend, Face With Tears of Joy (Sternbergh 2014).

Cultural Gaps
emoji originated from
Japan, many people in America are unclear of what each
could mean.
Without people understanding Japanese culture, some of the
that people enjoy using could be confused with other items.
Love Hotel
s can also be fun to use, they are limited in design and seemed to lack expression. Stickers, on the other hand, appear more vibrant and have more expressive options” (Mendoza 2014).
Stickers are large pictures that people can send to their friends over a messaging application to portray their emotions or show the other user what action they may be doing at this time.
Sticker Conversations
Stickers can be ambiguous without context but most stickers people are able to understand without any context.
In conclusion, without the use of emoticons,
and stickers, the textualized conversation can lack the sense of emotion and be ambiguous. All language can be interpreted as ambiguous until proven by someone or until someone clarifies their emotional state.

showing movement with tildes and parenthese indicating speaker running away or scared.
Manga Aspects
The Language of
"Hi, how are you?"
"Let's go dancing at
9 o' clock!"
Sumerian Cuneiform Chart
Kaomoji Glossary
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