Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Lily and I first started exchanging emoticons poems over skype a month ago. One day I will figure out how to get there to actually move on the page, which adds a whole new element to the mix, but for now these were some of our firsts... I should also mention that Lily's last one is about Grad School.
Emoticons—much criticized as being an inferior form of communication—have become a more and more frequent occurance in text based virtual communication. So far their employment in literature has been limited. However, the linguistic modes of representation at work in the emoticon explosion are not without interest. This blog will explore the manner in which emoticons are used, how they function on a linguistic/semiotic level and likewise their dissemination into the encylopedia of the English language in the United States as well as the more widespread use of Japanese emoji.
- Lily Robert Foley
:P What she said...