David Crystal - Language and Technology

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Language and Technology

David Crystal –


Vowel deletion – Vowels are deleted out of word to make it quicker to type. Seen in text conversations e.g. ‘txt’ for ‘text’. Also seen as letter omission (letter being taken out) e.g. ‘thx’ for ‘thanks’

Phonetic spelling – Spelt the way it sounds when pronounced e.g. ‘u’ for ‘you’

Contraction – Shortening words e.g. ‘gonna’ for ‘going to’

Theory for informalisations

With the advancements of new technology, David Crystal believes that users grammar is becoming less non-standard by using ‘textism’ features…


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