Essay by eddyrockJunior High, 8th gradeC+, October 2014

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Estimates of the number of languages in the world vary between 6,000 and 7,000. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication. "Everyone Speaks Text Message" was written by Tina Rosenberg, a formerly visiting fellow at the National Security Archive and a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. She has written articles for "The New Yorker", "The New Republic", etc. She is also a recipient of a novel prize. Rosenberg's shows how native languages have gone extinct, and how technology has influenced everyone's life in a positive way by saving those native languages and putting them into practice with the use of different technologies such as cellphones. The target audience in this article are people who care about preserving heritage languages, like those into business who read the "New York Times", since this article was published in the business section of this newspaper.

The main purpose of the article is to inform about the extinction of native languages across the world, and persuade people to save and preserve those forgotten native languages. It also shows how technology has helped to revive the native languages that were once forgotten. She does this by presenting the story of Ibrahima Traore, who was a person directly affected in both positive and negative ways by technology. She shows how technology such as cellphones gives us the opportunity to communicate in English language as well as in other languages. Texting has revolutionized the way we live by giving us the opportunity to do multiple things such as check crop prices, send health information, baking, and many other things depending on our necessities. Rosenberg effectively persuades the audience through statistics, hyperbole, and repetition. The structure of this essay consists of three paragraphs, each one analyzing each one of...