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Let's Talk About Emojis

Harshdeep Kaur

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As emoji’s become a more prevalent part of online communication, they have begun to carry their own connotations. The eggplant and water-drop

In this way, emoji’s are not replacing our language, but rather, they are an addition to

While emoji’s don’t have a complex syntactical system, they are loosely governed by grammatical rules. While this does not constitute emoji’s as a new language, one can still communicate meaning by stringing

Hence, there can be communication difficulties when the relationship of an emoji to context is not effectively implied or explained. Julie Bishop’s use of the

Emoji’s are an addition to the written mode of language, catering for paralinguistic features which cannot be expressed through words. However, due to the lack of complex grammar binding emoji’s they cannot become a new language.

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