Spoken Language Study: Advice for Assessment

This video contains my advice to students completing their GCSE Assessment after a Spoken Language Study that investigated the movement of features of spoken language that have moved into text and instant messaging communication.

The question that the assessment will answer is:

Explore the features of the language used in digital communications which suggest they are closer to spoken rather than written language. Comment on public attitudes towards these relatively new forms of communication. 

You might also be interested in this Wall Street Journal Article on the history of Emoticons

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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