we modify our spoken and text language for good reasons why we need it faster. Writing is inherently slow, but when we text each other, we’re trying to re-create the rhythm, speed, responsiveness and sophistication of our spoken conversations. This means that features of language that are usually only available when we speak to each other, have […]

Shea: how was your weekend sam?   Sam: it was pretty good, went to my cousins 21st   Yeah (pause) in hedgehop, yeah (pause) little shitty farming town halfway from gore and Invercargill   Angus: it like halfway   Sam: yeah it’s like in between the two holes, it was just speights and shit chat and yeah (pause) […]

Hello and welcome to your personal online journal. This platform has been created to enhance and enrich your learning at Mount Aspiring College. Its purpose is to provide you with an audience for your work (or work-in-progress) and you have the choice (by altering the ‘visibility’ of your posts) of whether your work on here […]