An Analysis of English Language Orthography, Typography and Grammar used by Millennial on Social Media Platforms

Authors

  • Alia Khan Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Prof. Mohammad Rizwan Khan Professor and Chairman, Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i2.10903

Keywords:

Textese, Textism, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Language, Social media

Abstract

Social media is a term with which most of the people around the world are well acquainted. The advancement of technology has provided a new medium through which we can propose, deliver, swap, and share our ideas without moving a single inch. It is a new avenue for conveying information and a trend which is now-a-days in vogue. From infants to adults, everyone is somehow in contact with the social media. Similarly, education system too has a profound influence of social media. From placement institutes, school authority, teachers, learners, to parents in fact every stakeholder of education system is somehow tied to social media. Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon.com once described the power of social media by asserting that “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends” (Pencak 2019). Thus, we can assume the potency and status of social media in our life. Though social media is affecting many significant areas of human life, but the area which itself is considered as a ‘systematic means of communication’ (that is ‘Language’) is too being swayed by this virtual medium. Social media has exceedingly affected English language skills. The paper explores how the social media has influenced linguistics habits of millennial, whether it has affected upcoming academicians in a positive or negative way, and what should be done in order to protect their linguistic habits from the negative influence of social media.

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2021-02-27

How to Cite

Khan , A. ., & Rizwan Khan, P. M. . (2021). An Analysis of English Language Orthography, Typography and Grammar used by Millennial on Social Media Platforms. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(2), 1–35. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i2.10903