Teens are sometimes more comfortable speaking with someone other than their parents. By informing him to this fact it could help him ease the feeling about speaking with me. If Adam does not understand why his parents have brought him to speak to me, I would clarify for him that his change in behavior including grades, change of friends and lack of respect for the rules are a big concern for his parents and they are just very worried something is going on that he is not comfortable speaking with them about. I would overlook the crying at first because mention of it may put him in a defensive mode. A couple relaxing non-defensive questions I would ask are what subjects in school he’s taking and what is his favorite subject.
Through time people have manipulated words and their definitions to mean what they like. Pinker offers the example of Seinfeld saying, ‘“Coffee” doesn’t mean coffee! “Coffee” means sex!”’ to illustrate how connotative meaning has changed and is now very different from the literal meaning. Bacon’s theory about the misuse of words and their definitions still remains strong in society for a few reasons, one being the fear of being labeled insensitive or offensive. In everyday interactions with friends, family and strangers we consciously or subconsciously alter the structure of our speech to be more cordial or friendly depending on how we wish the hearer to perceive us.
For once she could actually understand what her parents were talking about, and she could also express what she wanted to say. Her parents quickly realized that this was Lynn's native language, and she could learn and understand by using sign language. Before reading Deaf Like Me I never thought about how it must be frustrating for a child that cannot speak or sign to get across how they are feeling, or if they want something. They know what that want to say, but do not have a way of expressing it. This can also be frustrating for a parent who just wants to help their child.
However, there are questions as to whether hip-hop and rap music have been a positive influence to the adolescent audience. Some popular themes that are in these songs include violence, misogyny, sexual exploitation, etc. Adults from the previous rock and roll generation find these themes unique, horrid, and illicit. Eminem, however, has been on the radar for quite some time now, and the opinion of his music is very divided. Critics define him as a negative idol to his audience, and adults feel as if he is showing children a wrong direction to go.
Using teen lingo creates a sense of solidarity among the like-minded as much as it shuts out those who do not understand it. For example, gamers who use those terms will be able to understand each other, but those who are not gamers will not be able to understand what the gamers are trying to say. Secondly, teen lingo also clearly distinguishes the generation gap between the older and the younger generation. Parents are unable to understand what their children speak. A real-life example would be Mohammed Nizam Elmi, 42, an aircraft engineer, father of 4 children.
Ronnie Brown 6/10/11 How Has Rap Impacted Society It is safe to say that Rap music has been an influence to society, and still is influencing society as we speak. How Rap music has influenced society can be examined from both good and bad angles. Rap is known to be a controversial topic, and will immediately ignite conversation. Evolving and changing over the years, Rap has been able to affect the entire world in more ways than one. Good or bad, it is still pretty impressive to witness how one of the youngest genres of music has grown and is still growing.
On the one hand, it makes sense for people to keep their language short and simple to improve the efficiency of communication as long as their messages are fully understood by the recipient. If every sentence of the message is supposed to be made as perfect as ones in reports and essays, the main purpose of instant messaging would be greatly undermined. On the other hand, it is unlikely for people to adopt the same style in formally-written English because many young people are educated enough to write in different styles according to different occasions. Therefore, the worry that they will fail to write decent English because of using text messaging is groundless and unnecessary. To conclude, it seems to me that grammatically incorrect writing in text messages does not necessarily lead to people’s incapability of constructing correct
However, this wasn’t always the case. Rap music once portrayed a positive message through the language of hip-hop culture, but that was a long time ago and things have changed. Today, Rap music has Specific violent message which is “Kill or be killed”. Incidents have occurred through rap music that promotes violent retaliation as a response to the music. Several Musicians and bystanders became the victims of ignorant violence through this piece of pop-culture and it is something that its audience needs to evaluate.
Most of the time teens say music is just nice to listen to. Why teens listen to particular types of music is affected by three main points, the music’s Dance- ability, teen’s life style, and teen’s geographical location. First, in studies dance-ability is very important to almost all teens. Hip hop is one of the most danceable types of music. To get most teens to dance the music has to have a good beat, a danceable beat.
We all must admit that having a mobile phone is quite crucial nowadays, but at the same time it may be affecting us teenagers in a negative manner as well. Mobile phones are not necessary for teenagers because all it does is lead to distraction. More kids are becoming anti-social and distancing themselves from others because of mobile phones. Have you noticed that wherever you walk, you’ll always see a teenager looking down at their phones, texting away or listening to music and even when they’re not using their phones, they’re constantly holding onto it or swinging it around? They no longer need to talk face to face; they just use Facebook, Skype and other social networks on their phones to communicate to one another.