인터넷 채팅언어의 문제점과 특징에 대해 분석 하였습니다.
This essay is aiming at analyzing the characteristics of Netspeak especially used in the chat room and the email where Netspeak is most used among young people, and also comparing two different aspects on the usage of Netspeak based on Emotive and Phatic functions of Roman Jakobson’s six language functions for communication, and Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. Finally there will be my personal views and suggestions on this topic.
Netspeak is a term to indicate a new type of language used in the cyber space. With many of novel and efficient expressions, Netspeak has already occupied a great position of internet language, especially among teenagers who always pursue to be unique and individual. Although there has been many rapid social changes causing language evolution, as David Crystal stated, the ‘Save a keystroke’ principle (The language revolution, 2004, 82) is the dominant factor to form the recent characteristics of Netspeak. To save valuable time and effort, one of the most remarked features used in Netspeak is frequent usages of various abbreviations
David Crystal. 2004. The Language Revolution. Polity Press.
David Crystal. 2001. Language and the Internet. Cambridge University Press.
Martin Montgomery. 1995. An Introduction to Language and Society (Second edition).