20th February 2017

Language Analysis

Spoken language shows the way language is changed through different individuals in both online and personally in spoken language. Language is continually changing and can show great examples of how correct English rules are broken to express people, show their identity, for clarity, and can be revealed between ages, gender and groups.

An example of this is the use of emoji’s and word choices and the difference in gender conversations. The use of emoji’s change between different groups in texting and is used to express your and are easier identified in different groups. For example in Fiona and Mia’s text transcript they have used emoji’s to express what the are saying and come across friendly and to make the receiver of the text feel welcome. Emoji’s can also be a verbal filler and a texting way of being more efficient, ellipsis. An example of this,

“Swim if good day,” said Fiona.

“Yussss‎???? ????” said Mia.

“Love me some black peak.”

“Faaaaab, talk lata???? (glasses and teeth emoji)”

This transcript shows the that different individuals use different text emojis which shows character and proves my hypothesis that different individuals have a different way of personally talking to someone which shows idiolect. Whereas in a boys text the majority of individuals don’t use emojis as it more stereotypical for girls. An example of a boys text message is

“Hi” said Jesse

“Hey bro what are you up 2 after school.” said Jesse

“Got the dentist then woodstacking hbu.”

“Home on the bus the hot track training at 5

and unlucky.”


“Yeah homie hang after dins.”

“Nah will have homework.

Kidding I’m keen.”


This message show there is a lot less effort put into the majority of boys text messages and they can get the message though easier and there is not as much emphasis put into it. Omission is shown in this example, which is leaving out words an example is “dope” as its missing out words that could of been used to make it more formal, yet again this is used for efficiency and shows personality and can be genderised. Also logograms in this example are used in boys text much more then girls showing identity.

English is continually changing and shows people identity in both online and personal conversations, it can show how people exaggerate there conversations and continually shows patterns of how people talk. Text language is a great example, initialisms are used much more by different people and the style they text in. An example of this is OMG, this word shows there expression and and a more efficient way of getting it across instead of typing out the words Oh my gosh, this word can also shows sarcasm in some type of way.  Para-lingustic features also show identity for example pauses in there conversation, it shows there hesitation and uncertainty in the conversation.


Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. This hypothesis gives you a lot of scope when it comes to analysis. Instead of ‘can be alternated’, I wonder if a more useful verb would be something like ‘can reveal’?

  2. Hi Jesse,

    I’m now hoping to read and give feedback to everyone on their spoken language pieces – do you mind putting your completed draft on here for me to have a look at?

    Thanks kindly.



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