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I especially like the mom in Pride and Prejudice and Mr. If the advent of the printing press ushers in a change in spelling and in the standardization of the written language, and cell phone use and texting helps to initiate a new register in English, what might language look like when texting is voice operated only or thought operated — in our dystopian rendition of the future?
Owning expensive technology may become a type of status symbol rather than a tool to engage the lesson. Students already have many things to display as status symbols — do they really need to bring these into the classroom to display as status symbols as well?
I thought it was really interesting what Melanie said about her Cree friends and their using text language that mimics the English dialect they speak. It makes sense to want to adapt the way you speak into the way you text — texting is a social medium and is not the same formal practice as using standard English in a classroom or a formal writing setting.
Instant messaging and the future of language. I found your summary of the articles useful and felt your perspective on the topic was balanced. I appreciated your personal examples of the use of IM and txting in and outside of formal school settings although the one school example Melanie mentioned was disheartening.
I thought the exercise you suggested — having students think of how they might frame txting in creative writing — was particularly useful. Evidently there is a need to contemplate best ways of representing these communication forms in literary art given that formal practices for representing dialogue are insufficient.
Your remarks reminded me of the early in terms of the Internet film that took on this challenge in the context of representing email communication on screen: You led discussion very well, and many rich conversational threads emerged.
As you may have discerned, I am particularly interested in the resurgence of writing associated with contemporary communication technologies and the seeming turn away from orality even though many of the emerging methods of written communication have an oral or conversational inflection.
Overall, this is a rich topic and you did a very good job of introducing it. Thanks for your contribution. Best regards, You must log in to post a comment. Exploring multiple modes and methods in literacy and literary education.About Text Response Like its name, Text Response is when you respond to a text.
The most popular texts are novels and films; however plays, poetry and short stories are also common. Your response should be in the form of an essay, in which you discuss themes, ideas and characters. Texting. (IF) It is the new age way of communicating.
With this new way to communicate new problems have arisen. People are texting while talking to others or while others are talking to them. Mar 08, · People may talk about generations as though they proceed in some orderly parade, but it’s really more like a tug of war: Whichever age group outnumbers the others gets to pull an entire society.
Despite the fact that, as Shakespeare said, "the pen is mightier than the sword," the pen itself is not enough to make an effective writer.
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