Unveiling the Linguistic Landscape: Examining the Influence of Digital Communication in Social Media and Text Messaging on Language Development

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  • Ahinasha N.S.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v12i4.11486

Keywords:

Digital Communication, Social Media, Text Messaging, Emojis and Emoticons, Internet Slangs and Memes, Language Development

Abstract

Social media and SMS are examples of digital communication tools that have drastically altered how people communicate. As a result, linguistic standards and usage have rapidly evolved. This article looks at how language has changed as a result of digital communication and how new linguistic traits and conventions have emerged. It examines how the current linguistic environment has been shaped by the widespread use of acronyms, emojis, abbreviations, and internet slang. This article comes to the conclusion that creative linguistic adaptations and new forms of expression have been sparked by digital communication through a thorough analysis of the scholarly literature and real-world language use on digital platforms. There is also discussion of how these language shifts brought about by digital technology affect interpersonal communication, education, and literacy. The ultimate goal of this article is to show how social media and SMS have significantly influenced language evolution in the current digital era.

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Author Biography

Ahinasha N.S.

Research Scholar

Bharata Mata College

MG University

Kerala, India

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Published

28-04-2024

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N.S., A. (2024). Unveiling the Linguistic Landscape: Examining the Influence of Digital Communication in Social Media and Text Messaging on Language Development. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 12(4), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v12i4.11486

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