I am going to start off by saying hello everyone and that I am very happy to be here in Australia at the Language Convention. Thank you for the opportunity to be here and thank you to the audience members for attending and participating on this fine Australian day. Throughout the centuries there has been a huge evolution of language, being different languages, different dialects of the same language, sign language, emojis and more. This is truly amazing that mankind has been able to do so. With today being an important day expressing upon the influence of language and evolution of language, I need to be a bit critical in all honestly as there is an arising problem with the way that most youth and some adults are using emojis instead on the English language itself. The first known visual language using imagery was ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics created and used in 3000 B.C which has now evolved into emojis set on the keyboards of our mobile phones. As emojis an option of communication through visuals, this is an increasingly popular way for communication specifically through teenagers. From children learning the English language from a young age and the proceeding to take it as a subject in school as they grow up, English will have been taught to the children for many years. As children learn about the evolution of language throughout the centuries from hieroglyphics to Shakespearean, Greek alphabets and now modern English, society is being quick to forget about it as the influence of emojis is more popular than traditional text typing. Yes, emojis are imagery of subjects, are easy to access and a sufficient way of communication. Emojis are known as a universal language and is useful in understanding others, but what happened to the originality of pure English and the language being taught to our children. If our children do not have sufficient English how will they get jobs, how will they be able to communicate their worries or problems? Instead, they cover up with emojis that will take the place of their emotions.The fact is that emojis have become the youths vocabulary and are used more than words. The emojis represent images such as faces, animals, plants, sports, foods, vehicles, objects, hearts, signs and flags which can portray an image of what the person is doing or feeling. These emojis can knock down language barriers between countries as the imagery is universally understood. However, if the younger generations get used to using these emojis instead of text type English then what will this do to the English language? As emojis are used more the less that text is needed, this could seriously affect children specifically, in the future to express their emotions through vocabulary in speech and in texting.And now that emojis are the most popular way of communicating, it is perceived that humankind as evolving backward as emojis are dragging us back to the dark ages. As of thousands of years ago, the main form of communication was through visual imagery as stated prior through hieroglyphics. There has been a drastic development of the English language as language offers complexity, layers, forms, and styles. So letting go of the language and switching to emojis which are visual images just proves that we are going back in time and forgetting about the evolution of our language. There has been a saying floating around social media created that ”Emojis will be the death of the English language” the casualty of the emoji images are used in situations which are serious of matter and as a prime example of this is emotion. As emojis portray visual images and can express to the receiver sent from the sender, the receiver is able to know what the sender is doing without words. Specifically, the faces and actions of the emojis are often used in text messages to portray emotion, this is a concern for our children as parents that our children do not know how to express themselves with words and using emojis. This could increase the numbers of mental illnesses within our population.The emojis of faces are used to portray emotion instead of showing the real emotion through meaningful words……I appreciate everybody’s time and efforts in listening to this arising issue and hope that we all try to keep the English language which has been created for us to use in the main form of communication. Let’s not be overridden by emojis and help our children express themselves through words  by taken over by emojis and