Itis evident that emojis are taking over social media and soon the usewill start trending in all forms of communication. There might be alot of debate on how the use could affect communication, but onething that is evident is that the trend is taking shape. Many of theyoung people are interested in communicating their feelings. As suchif the newspaper and the TVs use emoji to communicate the feelingsthis could provide a large following from the youths. The topic wasselected because of the unique nature of the emoji language and itsrecent growth in the late few years. Since its inventions, emoji havegrown adversely and affected communication many ways. Today many ofthe young people prefer to use them as a mode of communication. Thispaper investigates three articles written by Marsland, (2015),Stockton (2015), and Tribune 2015). A number of issues are raised inthese articles that bring one to the understanding of emojis in thecurrent generation and its relation to the applied linguisticresearch.
Marsland,(2015) presents an analysis of how the use of emojis is shapingcommunication amongst the young people. She argues that it is notonly the young people but more of its use might be seen in some formof communication like newspaper. Stockton, (2015) develops thisargument by further presenting the history of emojis and how theyhave developed over the years. In his perspective there are newemojis that are developed every year and the future will see evenmore emojis being developed. He also argues that emojis have aworldwide use and are not limited to specific location. Tribune,(2015) further navigates the parameters of language and presents thatin one way emojis is a language. Though this perspective has beendisputed on the basis of pragmatism of language, there is stillreason to believe that emojis is a language. Ideally this articlehelps one to understand the pragmatic and semantic nature oflanguage, what constitute as a language and what does not qualify tobe a language. The question raises regards whether the emojis willtake over the English language status or not being that it is aninternational language. The other question will regard the ways inwhich people from different cultural backgrounds will use a similarlanguage as that of emoji. Researchers will not get the responses tothese questions unless if they have the knowledge of linguistics andpragmatics to understand the progression from emojis in the contextof life.
Marsland, L. (2015). The emojis of language |TrendTalk.Bizcommunity.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015,from http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/669/136038.html
Stockton,N. (2015).Emoji—Trendy Slang or a Whole New Language?.WIRED.Retrieved 3 November 2015, fromhttp://www.wired.com/2015/06/emojitrendy-slang-whole-new- language/
Tribune,C. (2015).The evocative modern language ofemoji.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015, fromhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-the-evocative-modern-language-of-emoji-20151023-htmlstory.html#