Day archives: September 15th, 2019

Emojis Have Unsettled Grammar Rules (and Why Lawyers Should Care)

Eric Goldman discusses a new article by three Dutch researchers on the grammar of emojis, or more precisely, the lack thereof. Their abstract concludes: “while emoji may follow tendencies in their interactions with grammatical structure in multimodal text-emoji productions, they lack grammatical structure on their own.” Goldman states, in other words, when emoji symbols are strung together, we don’t have a reliable way of interpreting their meaning. He goes on to discuss the impact of emojis and the law.

Subjects: Intellectual Property, KM, Legal Research