Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Headed

Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Headed

by Naomi S. Baron
     
 

In Alphabet to Email Naomi Baron takes us on a fascinating and often entertaining journey through the history of the English language, showing how technology - especially email - is gradually stripping language of its formality.
Drawing together strands of thinking about writing, speech, pedagogy, technology, and globalization, Naomi Baron explores the

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In Alphabet to Email Naomi Baron takes us on a fascinating and often entertaining journey through the history of the English language, showing how technology - especially email - is gradually stripping language of its formality.
Drawing together strands of thinking about writing, speech, pedagogy, technology, and globalization, Naomi Baron explores the ever-changing relationship between speech and writing and considers the implications of current language trends on the future of written English.
Alphabet to Email will appeal to anyone who is curious about how the English language has changed over the centuries and where it might be going.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415186858
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1Robin Hood's Retort1
2Legitimating Written English26
3Who Writes, Who Reads, and Why48
4Setting Standards95
5The Rise of English Comp143
6Commas and Canaries167
7What Remington Wrought197
8Language at a Distance216
9Why the Jury's Still Out on Email247
10Epilogue: Destiny or Choice260
Notes270
Bibliography285
Name Index305
Subject Index311

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