linguistics

Language Usage in Social Media

I've always found language usage and how it changes over time/in different circumstances fascinating.  There are two types of linguistics: prescriptive and descriptive.  Prescriptive lingustics is used to teach people how they should speak, and descriptive linguistics is used to describe how people actually speak (http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/LING1-06-LN-1A.pdf).  

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