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Always on : language in an online and mobile world

Author: Naomi S Baron
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. Baron draws on a decade of research to provide an eye-opening look at language in an online and mobile world. She reveals for instance that email, IM, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baron, Naomi S.
Always on.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007038058
(OCoLC)173502670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi S Baron
ISBN: 9780198042709 0198042701 9780195313055 0195313054 1281341991 9781281341990 9786611341992 6611341994 9780199741311 019974131X 0199871094 9780199871094 1282501089 9781282501089 9786612501081 6612501081
OCLC Number: 213464710
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2021. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Joint winner of the Duke of Edinburgh English-Speaking Union English Language Book Award 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Email to your brain: language in an online and mobile world --
Language online: the basics --
Controlling the volume: everyone a language czar --
Are instant messages speech?: the world of IM --
My best day: managing "buddies" and "friends" --
Having your say: blogs and beyond --
Going mobile: cell phones in context --
"Whatever": is the internet destroying language? --
Gresham's ghost: challenges to written culture --
The people we become: the cost of being always on.
Responsibility: Naomi S. Baron.
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"In Always On, Naomi S. Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. Baron draws on a decade of research to provide an eye-opening look at language in an online and mobile world. She reveals for instance that email, IM, and text messaging have had surprisingly little impact on student writing. Electronic media has magnified the laid-back "whatever" attitude toward formal writing that young people everywhere have embraced, but it is not a cause of it. A more troubling trend, according to Baron, is the myriad ways in which we block incoming IMs, camouflage ourselves on Facebook, and use ring tones or caller ID to screen incoming calls on our mobile phones. Our ability to decide who to talk to, she argues, is likely to be among the most lasting influences that information technology has upon the ways we communicate with one another. Moreover, as more and more people are "always on" one technology or another--whether communicating, working, or just surfing the web or playing games--we have to ask what kind of people we are becoming, as individuals and as family members or friends, if the relationships we form must increasingly compete for our attention with digital media."--Publisher

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thought-provoking... a fascinating account of new on-line and mobile technologies; not so much about language as about behaviour... * Judges of the Duke of Edinburgh English-Speaking Union English Read more...

 
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