The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats
Author: Vyvyan Evans
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Drawing from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience, The Emoji Code explores how emojis are expanding communication and not ending it. For all the handwringing about the imminent death of written language, emoji—those happy faces and hearts—is not taking us backward to the dark ages of illiteracy. Every day 41.5 billion texts are sent by one quarter of the world, using 6 million emoji. Evans argues that these symbols enrich our ability to communicate and allow us to express our emotions and induce empathy—ultimately making us all better communicators. The Emoji Code charts the evolutionary origins of language, the social and cultural factors that govern its use, change, and development; as well as what it reveals about the human mind. In most communication, nonverbal cues are our emotional expression, signal our personality, and are our attitude toward our addressee. They provide the essential means of nuance and are essential to getting our ideas across. But in digital communication, these cues are missing, which can lead to miscommunication. The explosion of emoji, in less than four years, has arisen precisely because it fulfills exactly these functions which are essential for communication but are otherwise absent in texts and emails. Evans persuasively argues that emoji add tone and an emotional voice and nuance, making us more effective communicators in the digital age.
The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet
Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Shortlisted for the BAAL Book Prize 2017 Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language. The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language. Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.
Themes: basketball, curses, technology, science fiction Travis knew he had mad skills on the court. Off the court his life was pretty sweet too. Everything was chill until Travis dissed a chain email. Who believes in that stuff? Forward it immediately? Nah! Oops! Big mistake. White Lightning Books addresses a wide variety of themes and interests in a narrow range of reading levels, no higher than a 2.5. Middle school is a time of self-discovery, high energy, and hormonal change. It can also be a time of self-assertion and defiance. Students who struggle to read will often not recover from low reading achievement in elementary school if their particular interests are not addressed. Encouragement and finding the theme to “hook” them is key. There is a broad range of interest and abilities in this age group, even with struggling readers. These are not YA or elementary books—a fact younger teens will appreciate. Each book is approximately 100 pages with covers that will appeal to young teen readers. The titles in the White Lightning series are designed in a similar style. Students will know what to expect when they pick up a book: a fast-paced story, mature and age-appropriate topics, short chapters, and achievable reading success.
If you're looking for a fun way to teach your kids how to learn programming, then keep reading... STEM curriculum is more popular than ever and so are Emojis! This book incorporates both into a first-time guide to programming. Programming with Emojis--known as Emojicode--has just recently burst onto the scene and is appropriate for everyone--including beginners. Kids will love the fun exercises and illustrations that accompany easy-to-follow instructions on how to use this cool open-source coding language. Learn to code with everyone's favorite--Emojis! This is the one-and-only definitive guide to Emojicode Easy-to-follow exercises and illustrations will have kids programming in no time Guide makes a great gift for kids of all ages who are interested in programming Fun and educational way to encourage STEM Emoji's speak to everyone! That's why Emojicode is the perfect introduction to programming for beginners on up. And this guide is the perfect way to get kids started. Scroll up and click Add to Cart!
If you think you're good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol' English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages--and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! Complete with illustrations of each emoji phrase, The Emoji-to-English Dictionary provides you with the tools you need to truly master the world of emojis.
Enjoy all your favorite emojis doing tons of funny stuff! Kids, teens, tweens and adults will enjoy these extremely detailed emojis which are just waiting to be filled with color! Enjoy unicorn emojis, poop emojis, heart eye emojis, and many more in all sorts of creative set-ups. Relax and spend hours coloring your stress away! There are more than 25 pages to color and each one is repeated twice so you can try all different colors and styles! Color within the lines... or go wild and play anywhere! Laugh at the crazy emoji adventures and feel the fun of coloring these crazy guys and gals! Each emoji page is single-sided and 8.5x11, so enjoy using your favorite fine-tipped markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and more! Or gift these fun emojis to the emoji-lovers in your life!
Full Color: Figures and code appear as they do in Visual Studio. Universal Windows apps are a total game-changer. You can now write once and deploy your app to any modern PC, tablet, phone, or other Windows device. Suddenly, it’s quick and easy to serve new devices and form factors, sharing unified assets ranging from code to styles to user controls. It has never been easier to reach multiple-device markets! Now, the world’s #1 expert on Microsoft XAML brings together all the knowledge Windows developers need to build universal apps that adapt smoothly for any device running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or their successors. Drawing on his unsurpassed personal experience and direct input from Microsoft’s Windows and Visual Studio teams, Adam Nathan illuminates core development concepts, answers your most important questions, and candidly assesses the technology’s strengths and limitations. This full-color guide walks you through every key task involved in building a universal Windows app: layout and input, working with the app model, using advanced controls, leveraging XAML’s powerful rich media features, and much more. Detailed information on how to... Quickly build universal, localized apps that exploit the vast global scale of the Windows Store Size, position, and transform elements within layouts that gracefully adapt to different devices Handle input from touch, mouse, pen, keyboard, and any sensor Monetize apps with Windows Store sales, in-app purchases, and advertising Make the most of controls for managing content, items, text, images, media, speech, and more Create efficient 2D vector graphics and animations Use styles, templates, and visual states to redesign controls without losing functionality Bind data sources to simplify data presentation and updates Easily integrate data from apps, users, and networks Support Windows app commands: Search, Share, Print, Play, Project, Settings Use contracts to build apps that cooperate to perform complex tasks Improve the user experience even when your app isn’t running
Succinct, cheerful and globally understood, emojis are everyone's second language. Who knew you were so multilingual?! So why not test your emoji decoding skills with these emoji strings, covering the best culture, your favourite tunes, the greatest films and the biographies of the famous and infamous in your other tongue? Each emoji string is given a difficulty rating, ranging from easy (smiling face with sunglasses), moderate (anguished face) and difficult (pouting face) levels. With a wide range of questions and topics, all broken down into a series of clever icons, this book is guaranteed to put a smiley on your face. CHAPTERS: 1. An emoji history of the world 2. Whose life is it anyway? 3. Movie strings 4. The literary emoticon 5. Ode to a smiley 6. Plays for today 7. The Bardicon 8. Smiley fables 9. Emojis sing! 10. E-sports