Destroy emoji & # 39; s traditional communication? One linguist says that & # 39; speak text & # 39; can help us understand each other better … but another just calls the idea & # 39; crazy and delusions & # 39;
- The culture of mobile communication inevitably puts communication at risk
- Linguist Gretchen McCulloch states that this is not necessarily a bad thing
- She says that emoji & # 39; s enliven social interactions and increase language power
- But other experts disagree that grandparents in Britain perform better than their grandchildren in basic skills, including literacy because of this communication
It can be considered that the more you replace words with emojis, the worse our grammar and language skills become.
The culture of mobile communication – or fast back and forth e-mails, messages and texts – inevitably brings a compromise with traditional writing and communication.
But according to linguist Gretchen McCulloch, author of When Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, & # 39; textspeak & # 39; the most & # 39; open source project & # 39; of humanity.
She says that emojis and memes can immediately convey your emotions, for example a grumpy cat, who conveys contempt in a more concise way.
Chris McGovern, president of the Campaign for Real Education, however, does not share this opinion and says that emoji & # 39; s disrupt the language and cherish laziness.
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According to linguist Gretchen McCulloch, author of When Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, & # 39; textspeak & # 39; the most & # 39; open source project & # 39; of humanity. She says that emojis and memes can immediately convey your emotions in a more concise way.
& # 39; Just as we find things on the internet by following links from one place to another, language spreads and spreads through our conversations and interactions. & # 39;
Ms. McCulloch says that this type of language helps to enliven our social interactions, and that the fluency of language is actually the greatest force.
& # 39; I mean, fashion can change, why can't language? & # 39 ;, she says.
& # 39; Linguists are generally very positive about language evolution, and it is unfortunate that this message has not been communicated so often to wider society, because we are still dealing with a history of people worshiping Latin & # 39 ;, she said Vox.
& # 39; It is really interesting to see how different people of different ages and eras use language on the internet.
She says there is a misconception that if people use the language differently, it must be wrong.
& # 39; There is no good way to use online language. We can use language differently and it can even help us to understand each other better. & # 39;
But not everyone shares this opinion.
Chris McGovern, also a former government adviser, told Mail Online that those who welcome emojis as a useful evolution of language are naïve, delusional and simply crazy. to be.
Chris McGovern, a former government advisor and president of the Campaign for Real Education told Mail Online that those who welcome emojis as a useful evolution of language & naïve, delusions and just crazy & # 39; to be
& # 39; They don't seem to understand that extinction is also part of evolution. That is the direction in which the command of well-written English is on its way and the increasing addiction to and dependence on visual language in the form of emojis speeds up the decline. Emoji & # 39; s silent language and feed laziness.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), grandparents in Britain perform better than their grandchildren in basic skills, including literacy.
& # 39; Approximately one third of 11-year-olds have just failed to achieve the so-called "floor standard" in their SAT & # 39; s, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Employers are forever complaining that at least 20 percent of school-leavers are illiterate and therefore unemployed. & # 39;
He said: & i am not a killjoy or, and, of course, emojis can be fun, but they should come with a health warning for literacy. & # 39;
DO EMOJIS CHANGE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE?
Emoji & # 39; s may be a nice form of communication, but they are destroying the English language, according to a recent survey by Google.
Smiley faces, love hearts, thumbs up and other cartoon icons – rather than words – are the preferred communication method for teenagers, who are considered the worst offenders in terms of grammar deterioration and punctuation.
More than a third of UK adults believe that emoji & # 39; s are the reason for the deterioration of proper language use, according to the study commissioned by the Google site YouTube.
Emoji & # 39; s were first used by Japanese mobile phone companies in the late 1990s to express an emotion, concept or message in a simple, graphical way. Now Twitter feeds, text messages and Facebook messages are full
Of the two thousand adults between the ages of 16 and 65, who were asked for their opinion, 94 percent believed that English was declining, with 80 percent mentioning youth as the worst offenders.
The most common mistakes made by Britons are spelling errors (21 percent), closely followed by the placement of an apostrophe (16 percent) and the abuse of a comma (16 percent).
More than half of British adults have no faith in their command of spelling and grammar, the study also showed.
In addition, about three-quarters of adults rely on emoji to communicate, in addition to a dependence on predictive text and spell check.
The use of emoji & # 39; s has penetrated so deeply into our culture that it & # 39; Word of the Year & # 39; of the Oxford Dictionary in 2015 was not a word at all – it was the Face With Tears emoji, which shows how influential the small graphic images have become.
They were first used by Japanese cell phone companies in the late 1990s to express an emotion, concept or message in a simple, graphical way.
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