Abstract

The usage of abbreviation and homophone words is worrying since this situation give impacts to the youth when writing in the assignments or even test. This research will identify about the factors that lead youth using abbreviation and homophone words while writing in social networking. Besides, this study also attempts to describe the impacts resulting from the usage of abbreviation and homophone words in social networking. The findings revealed that the factor that contributes to the use of abbreviation and homophone words is simplicity which means that type of words are very simple to use while writing in the social networking. The understanding of the factors and impacts from the use of abbreviation and homophone words in writing will give awareness and conscious to the youth regarding the usage of abbreviation and homophone words as well as to provide clear distinction between the cyber world and reality in the usage of proper writing communication.

Keywords: abbreviation, homophone, social networking, impact