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Digital Lexicon: How Social Media Affects Language – by Sarah Saneei (University of Geneva)

In our rapidly changing world, technology is reshaping how we communicate. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram introduce new words and change the meaning of existing ones, leading to unique language mixes, especially for non-English users. By studying this digital revolution, we can understand how languages mix during everyday communication and how technology influences language development. Using examples from Persian, we demonstrates how studying social media data can help us understanding how language evolves.

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