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THE EFFECT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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THE EFFECT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqcoB798Is
PREVIEW: how have new technologies influenced language ?
1. Give a new innovation that has influenced communication in the 15th century: ……………………………
Name some consequences:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Watch the video until 3:30 and answer the following questions:
2. How did people feel about the innovation of the telephone in the 19th century:
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3. How has broadcasting been influencing the language? In which areas?
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4. List the activities related to the Internet mentioned by David Crystal and their respective dates:
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Watch from 7:35
What is his point here? Express it with a contrast:
Even if …………………………………………………………………………….., we can’t ……………………………………
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Who are the prophets of doom? ……………………………………………………………………………………………
Why is text messaging supposed to be a disaster for the English language? What example is given
to support this idea? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…
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Explain David Crystal ‘s position: “it is ………………………….”
Imagine why: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
His arguments: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...
Do you share his point of view? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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