It has transformed the form and function of writing by making it more convenient for human beings. However, it has also become a place for people to be brutally honest, fake and take advantage of it. It has allowed people to create an image that has set a very high standard and people are trying to compete on a social ladder to keep up with that image. Society today can be characterized as being fast-paced and narcissistic, and social media is one of the factors that has made it such a place. There will always be two sides to this issue and looking at the pace at which it is evolving, it is going to affect human beings positively and negatively.
It has become a means of communication, discovery and self-presentation, it is undeniable that the mass-media has profound effects on the development of the thoughts and attitudes of individuals. Whether consciously or subconsciously it infiltrates our minds and alters our perceptions of how we see others. The cultivation theory developed by George Gerbner (1967) conducted research on the impact of mass media and how as humans we inadvertently are influenced by the symbols and portrayals of the media. Through this, we construct a sense of self and who we are and aren’t. It is pivotal in reaffirmation and creation of attitudes we have.
Mass media play a very significant and determinant role in a contemporary world, by broadcasting and communicating information in fast pace and at the same time entertaining vast audiences. Mass media have a tremendous impact on the structure and history of our society due to the fact that they can influence and shape public opinion, determine political agendas, affect socialization and create a relationship between people and government. They consist of television, press, internet, radio and books and they became one of the main sources of popular culture in the modern capitalist society. Media’s role, however, is not only to offer news and entertainment but also to transfer and cultivate a variety of social stereotypes, beliefs and values
The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world. Between 17th and early 20th century Britain 's imperial power was at its peak in the countries it had colonized. This power led to the rapid spread of the English language. The legacy of British imperialism caused many former colonies to thoroughly institutionalize the English language in their courts, parliament,
ethnicity, gender, class background, changing: e.g. education, age, social environment, attitudes and fashions, situational/contextual: e.g. immediate social situation such as (workplace, home, recreation, peer group, perceived formality of situation). Power connects all the wrongdoing in human societies and opposes of freedom as such. The “power of language” means more usage of power and language can also take over power.
People can use their language to affect others and change their environments toward better. Language has a big power. However, they can use it to negative ways. I’m going to write about some methods that used to control others, how language is powerful, and positive ways/negative ways to language’s power. Eloquent language is very powerful.
Introduction The media mainly relied on analogue and print like newspaper and radio before 1980s. In the twentieth century, computerization and digitalization had great impacts on the formation of new media, such as the functions and forms of media (Martin Lister). Nowadays, new media has become an influential and prominent part of our society. It impacts our society and culture by creating and widening opportunities for the development of community, learning and identity. The advances in communication and information technologies of new media and the engagement of new media on today’s colleges have highly influenced the growth of youth, especially in education issue.
This is explained with pro and con arguments. Finally, all the facts are gathered together to draw a conclusion. English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Since the colonization of the New World, the English language has spread to all continents. Due to the huge territory and the great influence of the British Empire in the 19th century and the rapid and great rise of the USA to a superpower in the 20th century, the English language
With the knowledge of more Languages, it leads to be interconnected more globally and helps in a better understanding. Globalization and language are interblended together, for existence of any one other is required. Globalization is readily growing in today’s world. Thus there are many effects on language, both positive and negative. These further affect the culture of the language in countless means.
EXAM INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH Today, we live in a world with easy access to information. Whether it is the latest news, or if we want to find out the weather of tomorrow. Because we live in a globalized world, the English language media has had a huge impact on our daily lives, which affect us more than we think. The question I’ll discuss is therefore; which role does the English language media play in the international society, and what are the effects of this media becoming more and more important? Ever since the digital revolution, which began in the late 1950s, a common lingua franca has played a decisive role for international communication and in our multicultural society.