I. “What hath God wrought?” This message, the first of its kind to be send instantly over a long distance was transmitted back in 1844. While it may seem insignificant, this series of clinks was what started the ear od communication. Morse code is a system created by Samuel F. B. Morse that uses dits and dahs sent over an electromagnetic box to relate messages. Throughout its growth, it has aided in many wars and led to new inventions like the radio and telephone.
The first telephone was patented by bell in 1876 this was during what is now known as the second industrial revolution. This was a breakthrough in telegraphy communications that would in time lead to one of the most influential invention of our generation, the mobile phone. Bells telephone was not very aesthetically pleasing but it was the first of its kind and also the first device ever to allow communication through electromagnet transmitting currants. Bell did for the telephone what henry ford did for the automobile industry. Bell was not the first to experiment with telephonic device, bell and his companies were the first to develop practical and commercial telephone that would allow a successful business to build and grow.
Johnson was the first English lexicographer to use citations in this way, a method that greatly influenced the style of future dictionaries. He had scoured books stretching back to the 1500s, often quoting from those thought to be 'great works ' such as Milton or Shakespeare.” (The British Library, Literary quotations). In the eighteenth century, the language changed due to the time of the empire. Because of the people who came from foreign countries to England for commercial trading purposes, the language was affected from both foreign countries and England. “Johnson argued that as a country grows, so does the language.” (Seargeant and Swann, 2012, p.
Even the mobile phone is 1st introduced around 1973, but the inventor had already tried to invent after world war 2. In 1948, a novel name Space Cadet written by Robert Heinlein had already described a mobile phone. The main character in the novel receives a call from his father on a telephone in his pocket. This show mobile phone has long been predicted will be created. As time passed by, mobile phone gives many advantages to all people.
The development of technology has guided man to better way of living. It has molded the world to what it is today. The continuous development lead to more inventions and discoveries that may help our current society one of those is the computer. The discovery of this technology lead to age called the computer age. (Ubiwere, 2009).
CHAPTER 01 Introduction 1.1 Introduction The objective of this research is to study the first printed Sinhala type face and its inception. The origin of usage of Sinhalese typefaces directly influences the usage of typeface itself and was not properly documented. Thus the inceptions of the Sinhala alphabet, evolution, compilation and the development up to the printed letters have been analyzed by this thesis. Further the creation and the usage of the very first Sinhala letter, the capability of those letters grading as a typeface and the evolution of the Sinhala alphabet with the influence of the modern technology will be discussed here. 1.2 Research Problem In this research I seek intend to explore the following research problem.
The Codification is a methodical account of the language, particularly and grammar and vocabulary. It’s often undertaken when a language is written down for the first time, but it can also occur when the language is developed with a standardized format, or after the period of the great innovation and variations as in the 18th century of the use of grammar and dictionaries and often delegated this task to academy, but in many cases, it is implemented by individuals such as in Dr. Johnson's dictionary. The first book to be written on English grammar was ' A Short Introduction of Grammar' by William Lily in 1523 (it was based on Latin analysis). It became an authorized textbook to be taught at schools by Henry VIII. It remained the ‘national grammar’ for centuries and which Shakespeare, Spenser and Ben Johnson were brought up on.
From the earlier technology, including the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television to the recent technology, including the internet and World Wide Web, the electronic media have been very influential to the society. Electronic communication is heavily embedded in every dimension of the people’s lives. Technology has acted as both “hard and soft determinism” in influencing the activities of people in the society. It is important to note that the shift from the literate culture to electronic culture is associated with various social changes and impacts, much of which are triggered by the enthusiastic societal progress towards a computer literate society. The early impacts of electronic culture on society were first proposed by McLuhan in his “global village concept”.
Today the modern world is full of new technologies. From the very beginning, people are keeping research for the best technology which makes our lives easier than now. New technologies are coming day by day and they are changing our life. TMC is actually the driving force behind these changes in society. Technology Mediated Communication or TMC can be defined as communication between human beings via the instrumentality of technologies.
The process of dictionary codification to reach English standardization Introduction: English language passed many stages until it reached its current standard structure. In this essay, I am going to discuss the way that codified English language in dictionaries; in addition to stating the reasons behind recommending dictionaries. The essay will shed the light on the history of English language in the past until its standardization. As well known, in the past there was no English language in the world, but only Celtic languages were spoken with many dialects since Anglo- Saxons arrived in Britain. Therefore English was one of many dialects that is spoken by Western coast of Europe.