Sociolinguistic Perspectives in Education: Episode 34

For our podcast, we will be speaking about the influence social media can have on language, particularly slang words. Social media introduces people to new slang terms that often become a normalized form of communication with others. All languages have their own slang, but American slang words are said to have the biggest influence on people in other parts of the world. For example, the students we connected and interacted with in Sevilla understood many of the slang words we use everyday. Slang words are used by many people when telling jokes, but they also are considered by many as “improper language.”