HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 3 no. 1 (2012)

High School Teenagers’ Linguistic Styles Used in Their Communication

Cecilia D. Arong

Discipline: Social Science

 

Abstract:

Most teenagers nowadays value styles in speaking because they hero worship actors and actresses. Their languages were adopted from cellphones, internets, televisions, radios and face-to-face conversations with other influential teenagers using linguistics styles. This study determines the linguistic styles used by high school teenagers in their on-campus and off-campus oral and written communication in morphological transformation and in code switching utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods using simple stratified random sampling. Oral linguistic styles for morphological transformation in on-campus are phonological substitution and off-campus: orthographic reversal; for code switching in on- and off-campus was intrasentential; other linguistic styles were gay lingo and repeated words. Written linguistic styles for morphological transformation in on-campus and off-campus were: letters and numbers representing words; for code switching on-campus was intersentential while off-campus was letter and autograph activity. Other linguistic styles were gay lingo and repeated words in on-campus while letter and autograph activity for off-campus. Linguistic styles in on-campus and off-campus oral and written communication in morphological transformation and code switching do not differ significantly. Teachers should be aware of teenagers’ linguistic styles to avoid cheating during examination or to avoid cruelty to teachers they do not like. Similar research should be undertaken.


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Ramjun Alingasa
2 months ago

permission to Download your research maam.