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Language and the Internet

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Summary:
[The author] investigates the nature of the impact which the Internet is making on language. There is already a widespread popular mythology that the Internet is going to be bad for the future of language - that technospeak will rule, standards be lost, and creativity diminished as globalization imposes sameness. The argument of this book is the reverse: that the Internet is in fact enabling a dramatic expansion to  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
OCLC Number: 52285053
Notes: Originally published: Cambridge, UK; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2001.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Linguistic perspective --
Medium of Netspeak --
Finding an identity --
Language of e-mail --
Language of chatgroups --
Language of virtual worlds --
Language of the Web --
Linguistic future of the Internet.
Responsibility: David Crystal.

Abstract:

[The author] investigates the nature of the impact which the Internet is making on language. There is already a widespread popular mythology that the Internet is going to be bad for the future of language - that technospeak will rule, standards be lost, and creativity diminished as globalization imposes sameness. The argument of this book is the reverse: that the Internet is in fact enabling a dramatic expansion to take place in the range and variety of language, and is providing unprecedented opportunities for personal creativity. The Internet has now been around long enough for us to 'take a view' about the way in which it is being shaped by and is shaping language and languages. [The] book is written to be accessible to anyone who has used the Internet and who has an interest in language issues.-Dust jacket.

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