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Language and the Internet

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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Countering the popular mythology that electronic communication is somehow bad for language, leading writer on language issues David Crystal argues that the Internet is in fact enabling a dramatic expansion to take place in the range and variety of linguistic forms, and is providing unprecedented opportunities for personal creativity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crystal, David, 1941-
Language and the Internet.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001025792
(OCoLC)46565154
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 051101340X 9780511013409 051103251X 9780511032516 0511047789 9780511047787 9781139164771 1139164775
OCLC Number: 51037087
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 272 pages)
Contents: A linguistic perspective --
The medium of Netspeak --
Finding an identity --
The language of e-mail --
The language of chatgroups --
The language of virtual worlds --
The language of the Web --
The linguistic future of the Internet.
Responsibility: David Crystal.
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