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Unformatted text preview: of one’s speech is lost. Ellis admits that it is the nature of living languages to change. The fear in change is that eventually we will look back through historical text and not understand the language. People think that there are shortcuts in language, but Ellis conveys a clear message that shortcuts lead to miscommunication. As Ellis ended his speech he left the audience with one disturbing thought stating, “The definition of loneliness is the inability to communicate.” Communication with the society we live in helps us survive. The English language changes from state to state and country to country. New slang is developed daily. It is not easy to keep pace with the constant change and impossible to prevent. However, as Ellis suggests, we can choose to use language everyone can understand....
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- Spring '08
- Professor Bryce Ellis