HOW IS COMMUNICATION AFFECTED BY THE IMPLIED MEANINGS OF EMOJIS?
by Yumiko Baba
Category: Social Science
Abstract – This paper examines the extent to which emojis have impacted internet-based communication. Alongside rigorous research on their relationship, two interview sessions and one small-scale replication study were conducted at an international school to see how individuals perceive, interpret, and use emojis. The findings revealed that those emojis can express far more than what is denoted, and they have various linguistic functions that can significantly impact the conversation. Moreover, the results allow for a further discussion of the implications and complexities of emojis.