Language can be connected in many ways
After reading Crystal’s article “2b or Not 2b” it made me realize how much texting has impacted the population worldwide. After I gave his argument some thought, I realized that it has helped people communicate in various ways, therefore adding a positive way to the English language. This really got me thinking about other dialects that have been scrutinized and bashed for being or sounding different. Just because a language isn’t necessarily the “norm” doesn’t mean it can’t impact our nation’s language in a positive way. No matter if it’s texting or communicating through another dialect, the only thing that matters is that we’re getting our message across in the best way possible. I agree with David Crystal’s argument, because texting has given people another way to communicate and connect with people around the world.
Ever since I was born, my parents raised me to speak English in the most proper way. I used to get in trouble for using slang terms and not trying my best to pronounce words in their “proper” respect. Around the age of six, my parents took me to Baton Rouge to watch an LSU football game. This was the first time I ever heard someone use the creole dialect and honestly I kind of liked it. Growing up in Houston I never found anyone that spoke with this creole dialect, and when I would bring it up to my friends they would make fun of it, degrading the language. The dialect of Louisiana creole has always intrigued me, and lead me to believe that they were ample ways to speak the English language. The language that I learned from my teachers was one of “proper” language, with no slang at all. When comparing the dialect of creole to Standard English, it was like comparing Coca-Cola to Dr. Thunder. “Creole is a unique language because it mixes so many heritages together, uniting them as one. Creoles a mixture of mainly French, Spanish, African, and Native-American heritage”. This allows them the ability to relate to various cultures, and gives us ample abilities to get a message across. This is just one dialect that adds to our nation’s language in a positive way, expanding our horizons of learning, and really relates to what David crystal’s message was trying so hard to prove.
In crystal’s article “2b or Not 2b” he expands on how texting has changed the world, making it easier for people to connect with one another. “Texting has added a new dimension to language use” (Crystal). This I agree with him on because people can now connect with more than just a phone call. Texting has made it easier on people to communicate in faster and more precise ways than phones calls ever could. Texting doesn’t fit in with the traditional...