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Internet Slang Presentation

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Internet Slang Today
Linguistics Analysis
Conclusion
Phrases are being replaced by acronyms
LOL, BRB
Just shorten phrases / decrease literacy fluency
Some believe in expressiveness of language
Misinterpretation and difficulty understanding jargon

Introduction: Internet Language
Communicate across networks
Social Media, Instant messaging (remember AOL instant messenger?)
Internet culture
Slang: Acronyms, short-handing of words (i.e. See = C).


Internet slang can describe one's feelings
Example: LOL
Convey humor, appreciation, and emotions online


Communities of Practice
Virtual communities based on goals and interests
Forums, chat rooms, message boards, etc.
Culture-specific language, references
Shared ideals
Profound effect on how we speak and interact
Medium of communication
Catch phrases, pictures (memes)
Anonymity and Language
The Effects of the Internet on Language

Anonymity within online community based on username
Empowerment because of concealed status
Vulgar, rude mannerisms

Words Created From the Internet
Online communities have introduced a variety of new words or meanings to preexisting words. By analysis of the way we use these words, it also serves as a reflection to our online mannerisms.
Examples of words created:
lurking
flaming
fapping
googling
redditing
hashtags
trolling
Pronunciation and Suffixation
Internet acronyms have suffixation to them
Context & clarification
Extent of influence of Internet on our language

“LOL can also be a way to acknowledge that a writer has received a text—a written version of a nod of the head and a smile.” (Carey, "The...")
Memes are a new way for people to communicate and highlight social norms. The image above is a photo of Xzibit, the host of a show called "Pimp my Ride," in which he attaches many luxurious and extravagant items onto cars.
The internet affects many cultures such as the Japanese as they use "flaming."
Stephen Chan, Johnson Ma, Jonathan Wang
Preview of Contents
1. Introduction: Internet Language
2. Internet Slang Today
3. Pronunciation and Suffixation
4. Intenet Slang as a Back channel
5. Linguistic Analysis
6. Communities of Practice & Memes
7. Words Created from the Internet
8. Anonymity and Language
9. Conclusion
10. Bibliography


Internet Slang as a Back channel
I C (I see), YOLO
Capitalization to express emotion

Examples:

“Dude are you going to that party tonight?”
“Even though I have an exam tomorrow, YOLO!”

or

“The homework is really hard today.”
“I C"
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