The Network culture is considered by many scientists as a major historical type of culture, which can be compared only with the Traditional and Creative types of culture (1). It has the tendency to become global as the mass culture (2). One of the problems of the network communication in recent years has been the using of “American computer slang”. Computer Slang – is a kind of slang used by computer users. Rapid growth of computer technology in the second half of the XX century has created a huge amount of specific words and phrases, rich branched terminology.
The first thing that is impossible not to pay attention to while communicating on the Internet is ignoring the rules of spelling when participants exchange their ideas and thoughts. A huge number of Internet users ignore the letter designation of the sound structure of words, i.e.spelling which occurs on the principle “written as it is heard “.
In the next place one can notice that correct separation, fusion and hyphen spelling is neglected. Capital letters in the words may well be replaced by lowercase letters. In addition, some forms of words can be significantly reduced, as for example, “k” (okay), “u” (you), “coz” (because), etc. The most frequently used phenomenon in online chats is the case when the message is perceived instantly. This is primarily motivated by the desire to save the companion effort to write a message.
Moreover, the interlocutors’ desire to accelerate typing speed closer to the speed of speech leads to the use in the process of networking all kinds of abbreviations and acronyms, such as “pls” (please), “IMHO” (In My Humble Opinion), “rly” (really), “np” (no problem), “EOD” (End of Discussion), etc. This in its turn has created an entirely new “oral-written” form of speech that has its own specific features and presentation.
Thus, when there is insufficient knowledge of the language, the usage of new terms that are suitable only for network communications and interaction in social networks becomes successful for those who have any experience with this kind of slang, especially in intercultural communication.
Библиографическая ссылкаBykovsky D. N., Vorobets L.V. THE USAGE OF SLANG IN NETWORK communication // Международный журнал экспериментального образования. – 2014. – № 6-2. – С. 85-85;
URL: http://expeducation.ru/ru/article/view?id=5198 (дата обращения: 30.03.2020).