Stories Of Speech Communities Essays


people learned to raid in *rath, others after, others !efore"( 0-ossi, 12I then had to try and replicate this voca!ulary and medium differentiation in person which was much more difficult to do at the time, !ut I was a!le to glean information on something fascinating that I would lie to in)uire into further at a later time" #nce filming in the $irst 3erson Shooter game Battlefield 4 for my 5ideo Context -eport, I learned that words are shortened are changed ad infinitum in the &aming community to dictate an easier usage under 'duress"(  %he duress they would !e under would involve dying in the video game or getting into a com!at type of situation" By shortening the words used, it allotted for a faster reaction time and an overall increase in performance" %his further allowed for a !etter showing of their sills in that universe which allowed for a !etter view of their performance which allowed for a !etter place in the social context of that universe as a whole"After this, I went !ac and tried to figure out the last part of my hypothesis that of which was which of these terminologies, if any, would !e used outside of the &aming context and done in a face to face atmosphere"I learned that there are many types of this language in every day usage, though not so much in a face to face representation due to the social stigma placed against it" $or instance, when texting on a cell phone one may type lol to imply laughing when one cannot facially do so through direct interaction, however, should one say lol instead of actually laughing in person it maes one seem prudish and una!le to fit in with the rest of that peer group" %hose words that were used in regular speech and were ept the same were really only used !y military personal or in special scenarios" %hese words included 'nade, fla, artificial intelligence, etc"( 0B6%, 12After compiling all my research and analying it, I learned of a great context to this community which not only ties it all together, !ut calls to )uestion the stereotype often portrayed to &amers as a whole"I had wondered if the &aming community was as divergent as other communities or if they were indeed reclusives who chose not to interact with others and only taled this way with their community in that gaming realm" As I found out, 0and what I had expected2 was that &aming is actually intricately connected to other communities !y having the power of worldwide connectivity at its fingertips, however, I also learned that a &aming Community can also !ecome more inclusive as a result as well" Examining the entire chain goes something to this effect" #ne

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