Analysis of Utilitarian Learning Pattern under the Background of Network Language among Teenagers

By Yingqi, Ye; Yin, Zhang | Cross - Cultural Communication, April 3, 2014 | Go to article overview

Analysis of Utilitarian Learning Pattern under the Background of Network Language among Teenagers


Yingqi, Ye, Yin, Zhang, Cross - Cultural Communication


Abstract

Network language is generated in the Internet context, its emergence and development would always be influenced by Internet itself. With the prevalence of network among the youth group, teenagers' behavior is increasingly influenced by the network language. This article aims to observe the teenagers' utilitarian tendency in their study work, then analytic network language's impaction on young people's learning pattern and find the reason behind it.

Key words: Network language; Teenagers; Utilitarian learning pattern

INTRODUCTION

According to a report which released by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) in January this year, at the end of December 2013, the scale of China's Internet users has reached 618 million. The penetration rate of Internet has been improved to 45.8%. While the ratio of teenager who aged from 20 to 29 years old is 31.2%. More and more teenagers would like to choose Internet as a medium to communicate, in the same time, network language derived in this medium is gradually penetrating into every aspect of teenagers' study and living and make a big influence, especially on teenagers' daily learning, communication methods and the form of their language which leads to their emphasis and psychological dependence on network language and eventually forming a unique way of communication and learning attitude. This article will focus on the relationship between the network language and the patterns of teenagers' learning mode, trying to seek the intrinsic link between them and analyze the impact and effect of network language bringing to teenagers in a long-term learning.

1. THE CHARACTERS OF NETWORK LANGUAGE AND THE INFLUENCE IT BRINGS TO TEENAGERS STUDY

1.1 The Outline of Network Language

In general, network language includes two aspects. First it refers to some technological network terms, such as posting, broadband, etc. Second is the new language which different from traditional language appearing in the communication between different Internet users. In the early formation of the network language due to the communication limitations of main subject, the network language in mainly composed by former aspect. But with the limitation is subsequently moderated and the communication between applicable subject has been strengthened, the other aspects of the network language will occupy a major position in the network language. The new language which comes from sign becomes the main tool of communication in Internet and its influence is increasingly beyond its carrier. The original terminology used to be a dominant position at this time is either gradually transformed into a language with new language features or gradually withdraw from the spotlight. The main language spoken in this article refers to the network jargon includes the features of new language after a mature formation of Internet and those language clusters including new language emerging in communication.

1.2 The Features of Networks Language

Because there is a huge difference between network language and traditional written and oral language, it has following main features:

1.2.1 The Significance and Generality of Network Language

A single symbol contains a large amount of information, but because of the liability and lacking of effective mechanism in the main body during the communication process, ensuring the accuracy of information transmission are easy to produce ambiguity. The efficiency in the rate of network transmission which forms the diversity of the Internet formation combines well with innate curiosity corresponds of network's main body. Network has become the basic way for many people accessing information. The limitations of time and space make people have to give up some original information which they are unwilling to abandon in the process of obtaining. In such cases, the symbolization of daily language becomes people's first choice, such as symbols and symbols, symbols and numbers, the combination of digital and digital instead of the traditional Chinese characters in the network. …

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