My transcripts • Transcript 1= luv u 4 ever :) • Transcript 2= u r 2 sweet 2 b 4got10 can u cum c me face2face • Transcript 3= I h8 u!!! • Transcript 4= Jake ur bag is pukka • Transcript 5=iv been chatin with my penpal all day • Transcript 6= how ya doin! • Transcript 7=Jake-“r ur headphones good” Demal-“yh their awesome FYI they where only $5. 99 Ali Nasir10BMR. Wotson Introduction • One of the forms of multimodal talk is texting • Texting has captivated a whole generation of young people • Texting has become universal, it is practiced all over the world • Texting is done from mobile to mobile, by sending the text to the mobile number. It can also be sent to many at the same time • Texting is thought to be mostly used by the young people and teenagers • The older generations feel that texting has taken the ability of writing and correct spelling to zero, they deplore what texting has done to the English language • Texting is also done as a means of advertising • Large companies text to anyone they can • Doctor surgeries and even schools like the one I study at also use texting to inform patients and parents relative information. • The language of texting has advanced so much since it had started • There are so many ways to text to each other
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Paragraph 1 • People have found innovative ways of texting with using rebus abbreviation, this is where a name or a word is represented by a picture or pictures suggesting its syllables • They are like puzzles • Punctuation marks and brackets are used to show emotions. We can see this in transcript 1. :) seen upright they mean nothing but look at them sideways and it is a smiling face • Other symbols and numbers are used like &, @, 4, 8. Paragraph 2 • The use of abbreviated and shortened forms of words saves time in texting and also shortens texts to keep mobile bills at a minimum, as seen in transcript 2. People are so fast at texting in abbreviations that the mind boggles at the speed of their thumbs • There is efficiency in the way letters are used, and texters shorten words to a minimum. Paragraph 3 • Inotation is defined as the tone or pitch of the voice in speaking or the way a person is speaking like conveying anger, liveliness, being shy. • Inotation cannot really be well conveyed in texting. • The messages loose the true meaning of the sender like shown in transcript 3. • Sometimes miscommunication happens and feelings are hurt. • It is hard to explain what you are really feeling through texting. When we communicate body language and tone of voice play an important role. • When we try intonating in a text the other person may read something different in the explanation marks you have sent. • Sometimes Imitation in the text can read a double meaning. Paragraph 4 • The use of non standard words in the texting world has become so popular that almost everyone who texts knows the meanings of the abbreviated words. • Also dialect of different places is making its way into texting. • Like we see words such as lush or mint being used in other regions of England. For example in Manchester “mint” means really good and “mardy” means moody, in whales “lush” means very nice and in London “pukka” means very good. • We see their uses in transcript 4. • The use of slang in texting has also found a place in texting. • To a person who dose not text, the language use must seem foreign. Paragraph 5 • In non standard words a new form of communication has emerged. • For example a text pal is a person that you never talk to or see, but you ju7st text to like a pen pal. Another example is saying things like “text of the devil” a version of speak of the devil. The way we would use these new words can be seen in transcript 5. • A whole new dictionary would have to written just to accommodate all the new words that have sprung up in this new texting age. Paragraph 6 • The use of incomplete sentences or the use of phrases instead of using the proper grammatical sentences is common in texting, • When you use incomplete sentences you fail to express the total meaning. • Shortening of sentence or use of phrases is fine while texting because of maybe, the lack of time or space texting like in transcript 6. • Phrases also are a part of this new language and most teenagers will know hundreds of them. It is like a second language for them. • These are a few popular phrases in texting; BFF (best friends forever), FYI (for your information), IDC (I don’t care), JC (just chilling), GAL (get a life). • We can see how to use a phrase in transcript 7. Paragraph 7 • I think one of the similarities between texting and speech is that we text the way we speak. • We text the words the way they sound, not like the way they are spelt in the dictionary. • We text phonetically. • Spelling goes out of the window. • The content of the text that is written is a different matter. We see that many words are taken out of the sentences to make them shorter and if we read these shortened text messages out loud we would sound like cavemen in cartoons or like Tarzan saying,” me Tarzan, you Jane. • Even I say to my mum SOZ (sorry), LOL (laugh out loud) and CBA (can’t be asked). • My mum is always shouting at me to speak proper English Paragraph 8 • When it comes to actual writing students are using text language instead of proper English in their studies • This is creating problems in our schools, colleges and the workplace • Texting is a distraction and stops you from paying attention to what is happening around you. Students are found texting in classes instead of paying attention of what is happening in the classroom. • Texting has its negatives but it also has its positives. • It keeps people connected to each other. • Testers are always updating each other of what is going on there and then. • Sometimes it is better to quietly text than to talk in a public place and disturb others. • For every new technology there will always be positives and negatives. • I think there is always a middle way in which we can use texting and not go to the extreme.
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