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The multilingual Internet : language, culture, and communication online

Author: Brenda Danet; Susan C Herring
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two thirds of global Internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this, most scholarly literature on the Internet and Computer-Mediated-Communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Danet; Susan C Herring
ISBN: 9780195304800 0195304802
OCLC Number: 863217307
Description: XVI, 443 or.
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Welcome to the Multilingual Internet: Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring: Part I: Writing Systems and the InternetChapter 2: "A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use:" Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging: David Palfreyman and Muhamed Al Khalil: Chapter 4: Neography: Unconventional Spelling in French SMS Text Messages: Jacques Anis: Chapter 5: "It's all Greeklish to me!:" Linguistic and Sociocultural Perspectives on Roman-alphabeted Greek in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: Theodora Tseliga: Chapter 6: Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of "Glocalness": Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou: Chapter 7: Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features of Japanese BBS Communication: Yukiko Nishimura: Chapter 8: Linguistic Features of Email and ICQ Instant Messaging in Hong Kong: Carmen K. M. Lee: Chapter 9: Can Machine Translation Enhance the Status of Catalan versus Spanish in Online Academic Forums?: Salvador Climent, Joaquim Mor='e, Antoni Oliver, M='iriam Salvatierra, Imma Sanchez, and Mariona Taul=e: Part III: Gender and CultureChapter 10: Gender and Turn Allocation in a Thai Chat Room: Siriporn Panyametheekul and Susan C. Herring: Chapter 11: Breaking Conversational Norms of a Portuguese Users Network: Men as Adjudicators of Politeness?: Sandi Michele de Oliveira: Chapter 12: Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives' Chatroom: Hirofumi Katsuno and Christine Yano: Part IV: Language Choice and Code-SwitichingChapter 13: Language Choice Online: Globalization and Identity in Egypt: Mark Warschauer, Ghada R. El Said, and Ayman Zohry: Chapter 14: Language Choice on a Swiss Mailing List: Mercedes Durham: Chapter 15: Language Choice and Code-Switching in German-Based Diasporic Web Forums: Jannis Androutsopoulos: Chapter 16: Anyone Speak Swedish? Tolerance for Language Shifting in Graphical Multi-User Virtual Environments: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, Asa Abelin, and Ralph Schroeder: Part V: Broader Perspectives: Language DiversityChapter 17: The European Union in Cyberspace: Democratic Participation via Online Multilingual Discussion Boards: Ruth Wodak and Scott Wright: Chapter 18: How Much Multilingualism? Language Diversity on the Internet: John C. Paolillo: Index
Responsibility: edited by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring.

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