The Emoji Code

The Linguistics Behind Smiley Faces and Scaredy Cats

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250129079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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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 Emoji Code

How Smiley Faces, Love Hearts and Thumbs Up are Changing the Way We Communicate

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782437886

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 7511

Since 2011, the use of emoji - deriving from the Japanese, meaning picture character - has become a global phenomenon. We send over 6 billion emoji every day and regularly send emoji-only messages, and, when Oxford Dictionaries named the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji as their 'Word of the Year 2015', it received an enormous amount of criticism. Whenever emoji are covered in the popular media the same burning questions come up: Can an emoji really be a word? How language-like is it? Will emoji make us dumber? Or more lazy? Will they make us less adept at communicating with our nearest and dearest? And does this signal the death knell for language as we know it? Drawing on findings from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, archaeology and anthropology, this groundbreaking book explores human capacity to communicate, and addresses these questions in the process. The Emoji Code sheds light on emoji's vital role in the expression of emotion in digital communication and more, pointing the way for the future of international communication in a provocative and entertaining way.

The Semiotics of Emoji

The Rise of Visual Language in the Age of the Internet

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474282008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 589

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.

The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534400052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4229

Discover the world hidden inside your smartphone in this retelling of The Emoji Movie, featuring an eight-page color insert with images from the film! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite Emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each Emoji has only one facial expression—except for Gene, an exuberant Emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other Emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious rebel Emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all Emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license

The Crucible of Language

How Language and Mind Create Meaning

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316445399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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From the barbed, childish taunt on the school playground, to the eloquent sophistry of a lawyer prising open a legal loophole in a court of law, meaning arises each time we use language to communicate with one another. How we use language - to convey ideas, make requests, ask a favour, and express anger, love or dismay - is of the utmost importance; indeed, linguistic meaning can be a matter of life and death. In The Crucible of Language, Vyvyan Evans explains what we know, and what we do, when we communicate using language; he shows how linguistic meaning arises, where it comes from, and the way language enables us to convey the meanings that can move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight. Meaning is, he argues, one of the final frontiers in the mapping of the human mind.

How to Speak Emoji

Author: Fred Benenson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449480659

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4698

Text the pizza emoji with a question mark, and you've got dinner sorted out. Don't know what to use when you're running late, or when you want to organize a fun night out? How to Speak Emoji will help you win at texting. Featuring everyday greetings, pickup lines, workplace expressions, and tried-and-true insults, this book is perfect for the novice user or those looking to test their knowledge. With a collection of useful and hilarious phrases and a handy dictionary to demonstrate what the emojis really mean, you’ll never feel out of your depth again - or make the embarrassing mistake of putting an eggplant symbol next to a peach. Includes sections such as everyday greetings, in the workplace, in relationships and asking for help and directions, as well as how to translate song titles and film quotes, this is your complete guide to the bright new world of the emoji.

You Talking to Me?

Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

Author: Catherine Ham

Publisher: Moondance Press

ISBN: 1633221555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1385

There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages! Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word "Wow" quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving. Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect! Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise. The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.

Emoji Encyclopedia

Author: Cordelia Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481499823

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4652

Introduces Gene, HI-5, Jailbreak, and the other emojis who live in Textopolis, and describes how to use emojis and how an emoji can avoid ending up in the trash.

The Language Myth

Why Language Is Not an Instinct

Author: Vyvyan Evans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123596

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Language is central to our lives, the cultural tool that arguably sets us apart from other species. Some scientists have argued that language is innate, a type of unique human 'instinct' pre-programmed in us from birth. In this book, Vyvyan Evans argues that this received wisdom is, in fact, a myth. Debunking the notion of a language 'instinct', Evans demonstrates that language is related to other animal forms of communication; that languages exhibit staggering diversity; that we learn our mother tongue drawing on general properties and abilities of the human mind, rather than an inborn 'universal' grammar; that language is not autonomous but is closely related to other aspects of our mental lives; and that, ultimately, language and the mind reflect and draw upon the way we interact with others in the world. Compellingly written and drawing on cutting-edge research, The Language Myth sets out a forceful alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work.

The Emoji-To-English Dictionary

Your Text-Message Translation Guide

Author: Adams Media

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591415

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 7973

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.

The Story of Emoji

Author: Gavin Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791381503

Category:

Page: 192

View: 863

This is the first book to explain the genesis and cultural significance of emoji, the world's cutest and most popular form of shorthand. If you have a Twitter account or regularly send text messages, it's highly likely that you've used or received emoji. These characters include symbols and pictograms that represent a host of everyday objects and activities plus, crucially, a selection of faces that denote a range of emotions from happy to sad, angry, confused, surprised, or tired. The word "emoji" literally translates from Japanese as "picture" (e) and "character" (moji). The Story of Emoji traces emoji from their origin as a symbol typeface created specifically for on-screen use by a Japanese mobile phone provider in the late 1990s to an international communication phenomenon. As well as a history of emoji and an interview with their creator, Shigetaka Kurita, the book includes an exploration of non-text typefaces, from the decorative fleurons of the early days of the printing press to the innumerable digital typefaces available today, to the use of emoticons, ASCII art, and kaomoji in typed messages. It also looks at an array of artworks, fashion lines, special character sets, advertisements, and projects that convey emoji's widespread impact on contemporary culture. Finally, the book concludes with a section for which a group of illustrators, artists, and graphic designers have created original emoji characters they wish existed, including bacon, a vinyl record, and even a "stabbed-in-the-back" emoji.

Break Out!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534400559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3110

Go on an adventure with Jailbreak, rebel computer genius, in this hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on The Emoji Movie! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! Jailbreak is a tough, beanie wearing, blue haired Emoji—there’s no device she can’t navigate. Unlock her secrets in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read! The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license

Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Author: Max Décharné

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177500X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 528

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang—from highwaymen to hip-hop—is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic. Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honor, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society. Of all the vocabularies available to us, slang is the most alive, constantly evolving and—as it leaks into the mainstream and is taken up by all of us—infusing the language with a healthy dose of vitality. Witty, energetic and informative Vulgar Tongues traces the many routes of slang, beginning with the thieves and prostitutes of Elizabethan London and ending with the present day, where the centuries-old terms rap and hip-hop still survive, though their meanings have changed. On the way we will meet Dr. Johnson, World War II flying aces, pickpockets, schoolchildren, hardboiled private eyes, carnival geeks and the many eccentric characters who have tried to record slang throughout its checkered past. If you’re curious about flapdragons and ale passion, the changing meanings of punk and geek, or how fly originated on the streets of eighteenth-century London and square in Masonic lodges, this is the book for you.

Emoji Phantom of the Opera

Epic Tales in Tiny Texts

Author: Charlotte Brontë,Gaston Leroux,Katherine Furman

Publisher: Condensed Classics

ISBN: 1631064282

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 4634

Emoji Phantom of the Opera finally answers the age-old question, how would this story play out with emojis, shorthand, and texts? This incredibly original take on a classic story will have you LOLing. What would happen if the characters of Phantom of the Operacould text each other? How would the ghost of the Paris Opera House make itself known? Would Raoul be able to convince Christine to go away with him? Phantom of the Opera is a classic romance novel and now it's time to see what exactly the characters would be like in a modern setting, complete with smartphones. Don't miss this incredible rendition of classic literature! In this LOL retelling of Gaston Leroux's work, you'll get a condensed, modern, interpretation of this famous love story, and it's all told through texts and emojis. Featuring hundreds of classic and new emojis along with a removable poster (featuring the story in just emojis), this is the perfect gift for any Phantom lover, or over-texter.

Emoji Puzzle Challenge

More Than 200 Puzzles to Test Your Emojional Intellect

Author: Malcolm Croft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390058

Category: Emoticons

Page: 144

View: 3736

Are you fluent in emoji? Test out your emoji-translating skills with The Emoji Puzzle Challenge. With over 200 emoji-based puzzles on films, music, geography, sports, and history to name a few, work your way through these funny and colourful enigmas. Think you can work out what the plot of Forrest Gump is when it's told in emoji form? What about the lyrics to Lady Gaga's Papparazzi? The Emoji Puzzle Challenge is the perfect gift for any emoji-mad member of your family, which last time we looked up from our smartphone, was everyone.

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4031

Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

Gene's Epic App-venture!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534402152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 9164

Join Gene as he learns how to express his emotions in this 8x8 storybook that comes with a sheet of Emoji stickers, based on The Emoji Movie! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! In Textopolis, every Emoji has one expression and one expression only. But Gene doesn’t have just one expression, he has EVERY expression! Determined to become “normal” like the other Emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious coder Emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. Find out what happens along the way in this storybook based on the movie! This book comes with a sheet of stickers! The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license