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Language and the Internet

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ISBN-10: 0521868599

ISBN-13: 9780521868594

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David Crystal

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In recent years, the Internet has come to dominate our lives. E-mail, instant messaging and chat are rapidly replacing conventional forms of correspondence, and the Web has become the first port of call for both information enquiry and leisure activity. How is this affecting language? There is a widespread view that as 'technospeak' comes to rule, standards will be lost. In this book, David Crystal argues the reverse: that the Internet has encouraged a dramatic expansion in the variety and creativity of language. Covering a range of Internet genres, including e-mail, chat, and the Web, this is a revealing account of how the Internet is radically changing the way we use language. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to account for more recent phenomena, with a brand new chapter on blogging and instant messaging. Engaging and accessible, it will continue to fascinate anyone who has ever used the Internet.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 318
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A note on the second edition
Preface to the first edition
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
New varieties
The linguistic future of the Internet
References
Index of authors
Index of topics