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Transcript of Functional Theory
Nowadays, the functional theory is often linked and applied to many forms of technology; shortening longer, more complex words to just simple initials
or abbreviations. to 'USB' Serial Bus Universal to 'DVD' Digital
disk However... The functional theory doesn't just apply to the dynamic technology market.
Many other words are shortened purely for simplicity and 'easiness' when interacting with others, either in speaking or in writing. An example often used in written modes is the simple Latin phrase
meaning 'note well'... "Nota Bene" "NB" Is it laziness or the dynamic modern culture?
Modern society nowadays is all one big rush and adaptions have to be made purely for convenience. Sadly however, our language is not an exception to this rule. But... Laziness should not be an exception, just as Jean Aitchinson suggests in her metaphorical 'damp spoon' approach. Some language change is not purely for convenience but because one cannot be 'bothered' to pronounce their T's or their H's, famously demonstrated in "My fair lady".
Using versions of words which are not grammatically meant to be shortened such as "you know" to "yano" is also a sign of sloppiness within our language, something I believe needs to be gotten rid of. The trouble is though... How do you distinguish between convenience and laziness?!
People are unique; as is their language... Thank you for watching Other examples of the functional theory in use... Many years ago words which were a part of Old English Speech such as 'hath' and 'wilt' have now dropped out of existence and are instead replaced with the verbs 'have' and 'will'.
The noun phrase 'record is no longer used due to the replacement version of 'IPod'. The reason for this adaption is the forever growing technology industry.
Even more recently however, TV programmes are now abbreviated with a prime example of that being 'TOWIE'; originally know as 'The only was is Essex'.