Cyber Communication's Implications on Writing Skills of TeenagersPresentation Transcript
Sociolinguistics Resource person: - Sir Muhammad ShabanRafi Presented by: Maqsood Ahmad ID #: - 090418002 University of Management and Technology, Johar Town, Lahore.
Research question: - What are implications of cyber communication on writing skill of teenagers? Educators are concerned that the youth diary writing or free writing habits are being taken over by face book and text messaging. Eventually, this medium is altering their typographical skills.
Introduction: - According to The Free Dictionary Online Cyber is a prefix Used to describe a person, thing, or idea as part of the computer and information age That means computer or computer network For example: - cyber crime cyber communication cyberpunk cyber age cyber culture cyberspace It is an electronic medium in which online communication takes place
Discussion: - Pew Institute and American Life Project reported 60 percent of teenagers did not consider text messaging and electronic communication to be real writing Two thirds of the students used emoticons and Internet abbreviations such as “LOL” in academic papers.
David Crystal Author of Language and the Internet Rejects the notion that Internet harms students’ writing Internet increases the expressive richness of language Providing language new set of communicative dimensions that haven’t existed in past Actively changing nature of Internet makes it difficult to study its effects He believes its influence on language is small.
Dean Asserts Language is meant to change, to evolve Modern English is not same as Shakespearean English and should not be like that Purpose of language is to communicate Language and writing should adapt the method that makes communication most effective
Regardless of whether poor writing habits come from text messaging, Internet use or another factor Educators need to emphasize students basics of good writing Grammar and spelling lessons may not be effective side of teaching But they are imperative if students are to improve their writing skills Strong writing comes from repeatedly learning the rules, practicing and mastering those rules Outside factors cannot damage students’ writing as much if students understand what is and is not acceptable in academic writing
Some implications of cyber communication on teenagers’ writing skills: - If u wnt 2 se how fast urmdrcn run? Jsttel hr: Ami dudhublgaya. This sentence is Grammatically, semantically and syntactically alright No proper spellings are there Sender is using Urdu version and mixing Urdu code into English language Infusion of Urdu language into English Did these spelling mistakes intentionally and used abbreviations instead of spellings for his/her convenience.
These spelling mistakes or abbreviations are called shortening Now a day it is a cool way of communication. Used English spellings for Urdu words because teenagers are very much use to and feel it very easy to write English spellings on internet or cell phone instead of Urdu. Secondly he/she is successful in conveying his/her message. These new words being abbreviations for existing long words don't enrich anything but they are just shortening the original words.
Whtshpndwid u….? This sentence is also syntactically and grammatically alright Again writer used the abbreviations instead of proper spellings Saved his/her time and energy Successful in conveying his/her message These abbreviations are shortening of the original words And creating new words for English language
Nobody cn give u advice than urself. So if u wnt 2 take any opinion. u take suggestion from ur heart becuzur heart is ur mirror which shoz ri8 path 4 ur leading way. Victory lidz u 4 success. Maan 4 u: salam my dear frndz don’t ad xchangend join, “zabi-15” becuz he is a lierprson. 4m the owner of maan 4. plz show it 2 my frndz. Writer again used abbreviations and shortenings instead of whole spellings. These shortenings has made the writer more creative and he/she has become much more successful in his/her communications
According to Erin Jansen, David Crystal and Eleanor Johnson Teachers need to make sure students understand the uses and rules of language
Eventually, this medium is altering the teenager’s typographical skills. Yes, this medium is altering the typographical skills of teenagers Question is, “Is this medium changing the language?” The answer is “NO”. Why? Because it is only changing the spellings of words not the language. In this era English language has changed into lingua franca and has got the status of world Englishes.
Now there are European English, American English, Australian English, Indian English, Singaporean English, African English and so on They all have typographical styles and these changes are acceptable all over the world. So we may say that this typographical change will enrich English and everybody will get a room to communicate in English very easily.
For Example: - In Navajo It is important to express both the nature and direction of movement. English – One dresses. Navajo – One moves into clothing. English – One is young. Navajo – One moves about newly.
Conclusion: - After this discussion it is concluded that English language has got so many typographical changes till its birth. These changes enriched it very much and gave it the status of lingua franca and world Englishes. If there were no changes then perhaps English language never got so much appreciation and status of lingua franca. Can Shakespeare understands this English language? Answer will definitely be “No”. Reason is, English has got so many changes and people of every age and area developed their own words according to their needs. These words facilitated them as they wanted When a word is introduced in a speech community it becomes the part of that language and every body of that speech community can use and understand it frequently. So we can say that every new introduced word enrich a language especially English.