What implication does the Emoji have for the future of linguistics?

Read this super great web comic/article by Sam Wallman on the legitimacy of Emojis as a form of language.

Published as part of the Wheeler Centre’s ‘Interrobang‘ series – the concept being simply that it was a ‘festival of questions’. Anyone could submit a question and it may be discussed by “the world’s most inquisitive thinkers”. Described as a “feast of frequently unanswered questions” the most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas were chosen.

This question was asked by ‘@toastfor_dinner.’

I was especially fascinated by the quote from Vladimir Nabokov in 1969 regarding the ‘smiley’, as well as what the most used emoji in the world was. A truly interesting discussion, I know I love using emojis to add certain ‘vibes’ to my writing 😉 :P.

Enjoy,

Michelle De Aizpurua

View story at Medium.com

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