Language in Future World: New Sprouts

Abstract

Day by day social network media are becoming an indispensable part of people lives affecting the daily routine of them. Due to the advent of ICT, the world has become SMART. Developments in communication technology affect the style and type of language used by the society. There have been new sprouts in the matter of conceptual use frame of language. For some years the authors have been observing and experiencing the impact of Social Network Medias in the field of language, especially in the syntactic and morphological aspects. Many usages which were considered to be awkward and non-usable have turned to be acceptable through continued use by a good number of people. In this context the authors are forced to think that there should be redefining of what is standard or classic language and what is not. While handling language classes, there emerges lots of confusion regarding the same. The paper highlights the research findings of Triumvirate: A Learning Group for Educational Research and Innovations, in language education. Triumvirate is a team of educational researchers and has the view of promoting a research culture in educationists, teachers, and students especially in language learning in India. The paper depicts: 1) the issue of acceptability and non-acceptability of the type of language emerging through these social network media. And 2) the strategies to deal with literary language in the context of majorities favoring the digital language culture.



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Jessy Nedumthuruthiputhanpurayil Chummar, P K M College of Education - Kannur University, India
Rekha Koovakkatt Ravindran, P K M College of Education - Kannur University, India

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Conference: ECLL2016
Stream: Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies

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