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EIGHTYDOTS

by EIGHTYDOTS

26.07.2019

Event

Digital Communication: The end of 'good' language?

Another successful event with Creative Mornings Munich. This time we hosted and presented the topic for July: END.

In recent years, there’s been quite a bit debate about how digital media (instant messaging services, social media) influence the way we use language. From hashtags, to new acronyms, words changing meaning (e.g. wall, feed) and the introduction of emojis - for digital natives, that’s all they know.

But the way we use our language digitally ultimately has consequences on how we use language in the “real” world. However, not everybody is in favor of this development. Take for example the Oxford Word of the Year 2015: “ 😂 “, which sparked the good-old “It’s awful, the way kids talk these days. Our language is being ruined” conversation.

Is it though? Can we consider emojis as words, or even language? Is our language really deteriorating? Or is what we experience here simply another typical case of language evolution?

These questions and many other were answered by Alex Eiter. Alex is one of our colleagues and has been working with us since he ever finished his studies “Business and Management” and “English and American Studies”. Despite being offered a pre-doctoral position at the English Linguistics Department at the University of Innsbruck, Alex opted for a career path in Digital Marketing, and we couldn't be happier about it! However, he has not lost his origins as a philologist. To him, language in its broader sense is one of the most fascinating aspects of human interactions. When he’s not managing timelines and resources at EIGHTYDOTS, Alex writes poetry and is currently trying to get his first collection of poems titles “heart feelings” published.

CM END
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CM END
P1010451 copy
P1010456
P1010658

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