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Can You Speak Emoji?

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Published on Apr 13, 2016

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Is emoji a form of speech?

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As the popularity of emoji has risen over the last decade, many of these little symbols have taken on lives of their own. We use them to portray emotion that can otherwise get lost in a text-based conversation. But does that mean that these little pictures qualify as language?
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Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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