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1 How the Internet is Changing Language By: Daniel Absalon

2 Table of Contents Who Cares? Who Cares? Lingo Lingo Internet = Dumbing Down Future Gens Internet = Dumbing Down Future Gens LeetSpeak LeetSpeak Writing vs. Speaking Writing vs. Speaking Internet Provides New Versions of Language (AIM and Twitter) Internet Provides New Versions of Language (AIM and Twitter) How the Internet is Developing Language How the Internet is Developing Language Conclusion Conclusion

3 Why is Language Important? Anthropology -> Ethnography Anthropology -> Ethnography Context of Human Past Context of Human Past Bringing home bacon, marriage customs, collecting water, language Bringing home bacon, marriage customs, collecting water, language

4 How to Know What Your Teens are Saying Slang Translator 1 Slang Translator 11 BRB – be right back BRB – be right back Lol – laughing out loud Lol – laughing out loud Rofl – rolling on the floor laughing Rofl – rolling on the floor laughing PRW, P91, PIR – parents are watching PRW, P91, PIR – parents are watching cmliuw2 - call me later if you want to cmliuw2 - call me later if you want to Rejected Rejected aycbqo - Abs you can bounce quarters off of aycbqo - Abs you can bounce quarters off of ho,ilybiwtetsi - hold on, i love you but i was too embarrassed to say it ho,ilybiwtetsi - hold on, i love you but i was too embarrassed to say it

5 The Internet is Dumbing Down the Populous Kids using Lingo in Social Media sites = loss of formal grammar Kids using Lingo in Social Media sites = loss of formal grammar All information online designed to be fast and catch attention loss of novel? 2 All information online designed to be fast and catch attention loss of novel? 22

6 LeetSpeak Hacker language used to avoid search engines, dictionary attacks 5 Hacker language used to avoid search engines, dictionary attacks 55 h4x0r - hacker h4x0r - hacker w3|| w0r7h w47ch1n6 w3|| w0r7h w47ch1n6 teh teh pwnd pwnd pr0n pr0n n00b n00b

7 LeetSpeak Chart Link 3 Link 33 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 4 /-\ ^ ay e ci λ Z I3 |3 ß P > |: !3 (3 /3 )3 ]3 ¢<({©¢<({© |) |o ]) [) I > |> ? T ) 0 ð cl 3 & £ ë [- |= - ]= p h } |= (= I= 6 & (_+ 9 C- ge e (γ, (_- cj /-/ [-] ]-[ )-( (-) :- : |~ | |-| ]~ [ }{ ? }-{ # 1 ! | ey e 3y 3 ai ¡ ][ : ] _| _ / ] ¿ < / (/ ʝ | X | < |{ ɮ 1 £ 1 _ | |_ lJ ¬ |v| em ]V[ (T) [V] nn //\\//\ \ |\/| /\/\ (u) (V) (\/) /|\ ^^ /|/| //..\\ /^^\ /V\ []\/[] |^^| |\| ^/ //\\/ / /\/ [\] {\} []\ // [] /V []\[] ]\[ ~ 0 () o h [] p ¤ Ω |* |o |º |^(o ) |> |" ? 9 []D |̊ |7 q þ ¶ (_, ) ()_ 0_ <| 9 O, |? /2 I2 |^ |~ lz ® |2 [z |` l2 Я |2 ʁ 5 $ z § eh s es |- 1 '][ ' M |_| Y3 W L| µ \/ \\/ / \/\/ vv '// \\' \^/ (n) \V/ \X/ \|/ \_|_/ \\//\\/ / \_:_/ (/\) ]I[ LL1 UU Ш ɰ % >< Ж }{ eck s × * )( ex j `/ `( -/ Ψ φ λ Ч ¥ 2 ~/ _ % >_ ʒ 7_ Please note this table is to be used as a guide and not a full translation tool. Leet is ever-changing and not all replacements will, or can, be included.

8 Social Implications of Internet Language Written Speech 11 Written Speech /1142/index_html/ /1142/index_html/ /1142/index_html/ /1142/index_html/ Implied societal standard based on depth and variety of knowledge Implied societal standard based on depth and variety of knowledge Spoken Video Spoken Video

9 Speaking vs. Print Spoken Puns vs. Written Puns Spoken Puns vs. Written Puns Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. -Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 3 Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. -Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 3 Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. -Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I 6 Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. -Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I 66

10 Study Carl Whithaus, associate professor of writing at UC Davis Carl Whithaus, associate professor of writing at UC Davis Two year study combining literature with internet use increased student achievement 27% Two year study combining literature with internet use increased student achievement 27% 4 th Graders 4 th Graders We're finding that traditional print-based literacy is important. At the same time, we're seeing that the new technologies are not just eye candy 10 We're finding that traditional print-based literacy is important. At the same time, we're seeing that the new technologies are not just eye candy 1010

11 AIM Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882, loss of eyesight 2 Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882, loss of eyesight 22 Short answer/replies leave conversation direction open to interpretation Short answer/replies leave conversation direction open to interpretation Allow creativity in writing Allow creativity in writing Allow constant, updated flow of information from friends = constantly writing Allow constant, updated flow of information from friends = constantly writing

12 Twitter Constant flow of information from anyone you want to hear from Constant flow of information from anyone you want to hear from Trading/inspiring ideas Trading/inspiring ideas haikus #humpdayhaiku haikus #humpdayhaiku Go to search Go to search

13 Twitter Example wilw: Me: If you saw an undead man in Mexico, you'd call it a zombre. Ryan: What would you call an undead woman? Me: uh...something... less funny. wilw: Me: If you saw an undead man in Mexico, you'd call it a zombre. Ryan: What would you call an undead woman? Me: uh...something... less funny. Senor-eat-ya? 7 Senor-eat-ya? 7wilw7wilw7

14 TweetDeck More Information ~= More Ideas Careful of Word Vomit

15 Learning New Languages RosettaStone ($$$) RosettaStone ($$$) 30 languages 30 languages Immersive interactive environment program Immersive interactive environment program Learning Languages (for free) 9 Learning Languages (for free) Languages to Learn 21 Languages to Learn Methodologies not memorization Methodologies not memorization Amazing breakdown of difficulties youll face and recommendations for overcoming them Amazing breakdown of difficulties youll face and recommendations for overcoming them Esperanto Esperanto

16 Language Helpers Google Translate Google Translate (now with detect option) (now with detect option) BabelFish BabelFish

17 iPhone Apps World Nomads (free) World Nomads (free) 23 languages 23 languages Preprogrammed responses Preprogrammed responses Coolgorilla Talking Phrasebook Coolgorilla Talking Phrasebook $1 per language $1 per language 8 languages 8 languages

18 iPhone Apps Oxford Translator Travel Pro Oxford Translator Travel Pro $10 per language $10 per language Five languages Five languages Forms sentences from broken translations Forms sentences from broken translations Goal = learn language Goal = learn language

19 Printed Humor: LolCats Printed humor in caption of cat pictures Printed humor in caption of cat pictures

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22 Questions Will the spreading of and changing of language lead to a generally more educated, diverse, and critical thinking population or will the gathering of the masses lead to uniform thinking? Will the spreading of and changing of language lead to a generally more educated, diverse, and critical thinking population or will the gathering of the masses lead to uniform thinking?

23 Conclusion Mass communication in internet age = people cutting corners for speed (symptom not problem) Mass communication in internet age = people cutting corners for speed (symptom not problem) Allow for fast travel of information = TweetDeck example Allow for fast travel of information = TweetDeck example

24 Bibliography (1) This website is published for parents who have minimal knowledge of the web and lingo. The information is basic and reliable. (1) This website is published for parents who have minimal knowledge of the web and lingo. The information is basic and reliable. (2) (2) (3) Its wikipedia, but it had that great diagram and good general information on LeetSpeak. (3) Its wikipedia, but it had that great diagram and good general information on LeetSpeak. (4) Gives a good explanation of LeetSpeak and its history/purpose. (4) Gives a good explanation of LeetSpeak and its history/purpose. (5) This is an example of the changing use of language in the internet. Funny site. (5) This is an example of the changing use of language in the internet. Funny site. How to make the captions for LolCats How to make the captions for LolCats

25 Bibliography (6)Quotes used as examples (6)Quotes used as examples (7) Quotes from profiles used as examples (7) Quotes from profiles used as examples (9) Very useful site on learning language. Seems to contain very accurate as well as good recommendation on finding further information from other sites as well as books. (9) Very useful site on learning language. Seems to contain very accurate as well as good recommendation on finding further information from other sites as well as books. (10) List articles including study done by Carl Whithaus (10) List articles including study done by Carl Whithaus ml/ (11) Trustworthy site including article comparing Chinese and Taiwanese language on the internet and the implications of society and social standings with regard to language. ml/ (11) Trustworthy site including article comparing Chinese and Taiwanese language on the internet and the implications of society and social standings with regard to language. ml/ ml/

26 Videos q7ig&feature=related (TweetDeck) q7ig&feature=related (TweetDeck) q7ig&feature=related q7ig&feature=related Qc (AT&T Commercial) Qc (AT&T Commercial) Qc Qc yTE&feature=related (Groucho Marx) yTE&feature=related (Groucho Marx) yTE&feature=related yTE&feature=related


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