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Language Online: The Basics

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of what is meant by language in an online and mobile world, offering a chronological precis of the types of language media to emerge over the past thirty-five years, ... More


“Whatever”: Is the Internet Destroying Language?

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Data on instant messaging and text messaging suggest that at least among a sample of American college students, electronic language is at most a very minor dialectal variation. Yet these findings ... More


Controlling the Volume: Everyone a Language Czar

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses how language technology is used to control the volume of interpersonal communication. It examines a range of language technologies that have increasingly empowered individuals ... More


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