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The Language on the Internet, an Ancient Know-How Digitalized
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 88-92
Received: Jan. 16, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017; Published: Oct. 18, 2017
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Marcienne Martin, ORACLE Laboratory, Observatory of Arts, Civilizations and Literatures, in Their Environment, University of Reunion Island, France
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The digital paradigm to which these new technologies (NTIC) belong is at the origin of particular linguistic practices. Internet is an innovator in this field. Indeed, its users want their written communications to be as fast as during oral exchanges; they will choose their knowledge to write on a saving in expressive type. Also wishing to transmit feelings and emotions, they will call upon an iconography, which uses the diacritics as material serving creation of logograms. This redundancy of a diverted punctuation of its original use, but being used “to punctuate” the speech by figurines translating the emotional state of the speaker, is a characteristic of this numerical space. Through the analysis of the corpus taken on the Internet and put in comparison with the hieroglyphic system introduced by Champollion Le Jeune [5] and the graphic evolution of some ideograms, it will be shown that it is always about the same used model, in which a key always initiates a semantic field, and that this process orders a reorganization of the objects of the world through a new scriptural writing.
Internet, Pictogram, Ideogram, Smiley, Punctuation
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Marcienne Martin, The Language on the Internet, an Ancient Know-How Digitalized, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 88-92. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170605.11
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