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Looking at omissions and abbreviations, the question arises: Is this new, shortened language that we use on social media good or bad? Well, linguists are critical towards these abbreviations and substitutions. They say this new language style speaks mostly to young people who are growing up with this type of media and are

using it regularly and frequently, although their own language and confidence in using it has not developed enough yet(2); language is becoming vulgar. Hans Zehetmair, former chairman of the Council for German Orthography, has spoken of a Âťrecycled languageÂŤ in this context (3).

Because you react spontaneously, you are sometimes also creative HANS ZEHETMAIR





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