Technology and Communication Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Technology and Communication
This paper looks at technology mediated forms of communication.
# 131102 | 1,750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that while technology mediated modes of communication have existed for generations (e.g., the telephone, radio), innovations in terms of the introduction of digital wireless technologies over the past ten to fifteen years have radically transformed how people communicate. This essay explores this phenomenon with reference to such technologies as digital cell phone text messaging (the most popular mode of this communication among the writer's peers), computer-based Instant Messaging, and Internet Relay Chat.

From the Paper:

"With reference to scholarly work on the subject, it will be argued how the de-centring of face-to-face communication has impacted language structure in compelling users of these technologies to innovate a range of distinct communication forms - from adapting Zipf's Law with respect to the economics of language construction to developing a range of linguistic and paralinguistic cues to define interpretation of utterances - that bring much of the complexity of face-to-face communication to these new modes of human language interaction."

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