When you are angry with someone and trying to communicate, it does not often come out how you intended for it to come out but instead it comes out angry. The Flat-Brain Syndrome is described next showing why it is so difficult for us to listen think act or even relate to others when our emotions go on overload (Peterson, 2007). This gives us the ability to accept others and ourselves when we are not functioning properly. It also demonstrates how when we are upset good listening allows you to return to your normal self. Practicing good listening gives you a foundation of how to handle difficult communicating situations.
In the article Words Don’t Mean What They Mean, there is an excerpt from the book The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker that discusses the importance people place on words, how they are said and the possible connotations. Francis Bacon wrote a paper that talked about how difficult it is to achieve proper understanding due to the many possible meanings of words and improper word choices made by humans. In his book, Steven Pinker says, “When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep shillyshally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo.” Just like in Bacons theory, Pinker says humans never go straight to the point. They concur upon the fact that humans are hypocritical in wishing for the plain and simple truth but never giving it themselves. Through time people have manipulated words and their definitions to mean what they like.
If John Humphrys was to study the texts between an adult and teen he would see that the teens adapt their texting styles to suit the audience. Secondly, John Humphrys refers to texters as “vandals who are destroying our language” he clearly feels that texters are deliberately trying to damage the English language. However this is not the case because texters are not creating new words, they only use abbreviated words that they already know. For example the IOU has been around since the 1618, as is “SWALK” (sealed with a loving kiss) I accept that there are changes to our words and language but people come
In my opinion, soon this would result in the complete disappearance of the traditional skill of letter writing. Modern communication tools indeed have a negative influence on traditional means of communication such as letter writing. For example, some people prefer to make phone calls to others to get an instant response from that specific person rather than wait a long time for their letters
Jenee Buchwalder Mrs. Leirssano Seminar Advanced English 1, 2 13 April 2010 The Effects of Media with Character Restrictions on the English Language Text messaging abbreviations tend to have a negative connotation to them, based on irritated English teachers who have witnessed various errors due to them. Nonetheless, there have always been people trying to “up the ante” by taking it a step further. Take IMO, for instance. These words have been transformed into IMHO, IMCO, IMHBCO, and IMNSHO (in my humble/considered/humble but considered/not so humble opinion, respectively) (Txtng 53). David Crystal indicates, “This is a form of language play... [the desire to] outdo what has been done before.” This type of minor changes of words are a prime example of the effects of text messaging media on the English language.
Social attitudes towards texting are sometimes quite negative, for example, John Humphrys believes that the English language is being damaged by the multi modal talk hence the title ‘I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language’ and that the younger audience has been influenced to use more slang and vague words such as ‘like’. In this case Humphrys believe that because teenagers are using brevity and non-standard English it is ruining their language. John Humphrys is a clear example of traditionalists this means he is against the forms of texts and you can learn that Standard English is his only preference. ‘a good dictionary is a fine thing’,
Cell Phone, Texting and Society Cell phone texting is dangerous and destructible to society. This is a sad but true fact, for the simple reasons of the distractions they cause. When a person has access to a cell phone and wants to say something to another person carrying a cell phone, they can just type on a keyboard and press a button. Due to the advancements in technology these days it is delivered to the person on the receiving end of the cell phone. Most would say that this a great convenient way to say whatever they need to say to someone, Although, I tend to disagree strongly about this.
This is just one way text messaging is negatively impacting society. It is not surprising to see grammatical errors while messaging. Texters today use timesavers and acronyms on a regular basis, testing this group’s obvious laziness. These shortcuts cause people to become illiterate. In the article “The Disadvantages Texting Has Brought Upon Society”, by Rob Hausler, he states, “Not only are
They support their argument by saying texters use too many abbreviations in their messages. They feel that using abbreviations will make people break the rule of linguistics. Breaking this rule means that people will have a lot of grammatical errors. People even say that texting will make people illiterate. Others say that texting too much will make people stop using email as a way to communicate with other people directly.
From all the findings from previous research and the study carried out, it is suggested that there is a correlation between attention and forgetfulness. Introduction Delays of attention are a part of everyone’s life. Some of these are simply inconvenient, such as missing a turn-off on the road, and some of these are extremely serious, such as failures of attention that cause accidents, injury, and loss of life (Robertson, 2003). The relation between mind-wandering and affective dysfunction has been recognised for some time (Watts and Sharrock, 1985). Recent research has raised the prospect that somewhat small everyday lapses of attention can have significant penalties with regard to one’s emotional state, and may even lead to emotional dysfunction.