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Impact of social media on language in relation to language change?

What are some of the impact of social media on language in relation to language change? Can someone help me please
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Original post by zarahh09
What are some of the impact of social media on language in relation to language change? Can someone help me please


What level is this at and what scope of answer are you looking for? Is this a 2 mark question in a GCSE exam paper, or a PhD dissertation? The context makes a big difference (particularly because the very broad question posed could well be the basis of a PhD dissertation...).
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Original post by artful_lounger
What level is this at and what scope of answer are you looking for? Is this a 2 mark question in a GCSE exam paper, or a PhD dissertation? The context makes a big difference (particularly because the very broad question posed could well be the basis of a PhD dissertation...).


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Original post by zarahh09
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Undergrad? Masters? PhD? What subject? Is this for a specific module? What is the context of the question - is it a general query or a specific essay question or something you have been set?
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Original post by artful_lounger
Undergrad? Masters? PhD? What subject? Is this for a specific module? What is the context of the question - is it a general query or a specific essay question or something you have been set?

undergrad
english lit
I have to do an article about language and social media and one of the questions is to 'Evaluate the impact of social media on language in relation to language change'
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Original post by zarahh09
undergrad
english lit
I have to do an article about language and social media and one of the questions is to 'Evaluate the impact of social media on language in relation to language change'

Well, firstly you should bear in mind then TSR isn't going to do your homework for you - the study help forum is to help with your studies, not complete them on your behalf! So now that we have the full context of the question, you should post in what work you have done so far, what ideas you currently have, and where you think you might go with that. Then the study helpers can actually advise you on what you've done and give suggestions etc.

To begin with, you need to identify for whom the article is intended (A specialist audience? General public? Something else?), and then start finding suitable academic sources to draw from. Once you have identified your sources you can then start thinking about how they illustrate the matter at hand (or if they do - there might be sources with data suggesting that social media has not had an impact on language in terms of language change).

You should also define any basic/core concepts relevant to the overall piece of work (although you may not necessarily write the definitions in full, having them to hand and having a reference for them if needed is handy). Thus you may need to refer to some more basic textbooks in sociolinguistics etc to define language change, different types of language change, etc.

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