The Language of Websites / Edition 1

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The Intertext series has been specifically designed to meet the needs of contemporary English Language Studies. Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (second edition 2001) is the foundation text, which is complemented by a range of 'satellite' titles. These provide students with hands-on practical experience of textual analysis through special topics, and can be used individually or in conjunction with Working with Texts.

The Language of Websites:

  • explores the ways in which websites use and present language
  • covers many different types of web-based interaction, from buying online and auction sites, to search engines, email links and chatrooms
  • considers the structures of language online, such as audience interaction and how hypertext alters narrative structure
  • features a full glossary.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book is timely, well written and insightful ... [it] would be a satisfying and
illuminating read for a wide range of people who are interested in
websites, from novice to expert, from creator to user to purchaser-
student, linguist, programmer and instructor alike.'
- Linguist List

'My overall impression of the book is that it truly covers what its title promises. I especially enjoyed the informative examples and the very accessible and engaging exercises which help the reader to apply presented theories in order to find directed answers.' - The European English Messenger

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415328531
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Intertext Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Boardman is Head of Media at South Craven School, Keighley, Yorkshire, UK. He is an experienced teacher, having taught English A Level for many years, and is a senior examiner for AQA English Language. He also founded and runs The English Language List, an email discussion group for teachers of English Language.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Background To Language And The Web. What the Book is Not. Human Communication. Unit 1 Getting Really Wired. The Physical Context Of Websites. A Terrible Beauty is Born. How Personal Computers Began. Everything Within. The Origins of the Web. The March of Time. Developments in Web Design. Unit 2 Front Of House. Institutional Websites. Virtually There. Websites as Metaphorical Buildings. Basic Burger - Nothing on it. Developments in Web Graphics. Marking Territory. Web Address Names. Mapping Territory. Finding your Way Around. Unit 3 Boundaries. Real And Imagined. Personal Websites. How the Web Defeats Boundaries. Publishing for Everyone. Does the Language of Websites Exist? Doppelgänger: Your Web Personality. Unit 4 Streamers And Flashers. Sound And Video. Content On The Web. The Digital Revolution. It's Alive. Multi-Media Content. Narrative Enforcement. Popup Windows and Spam. Unit 5 Ready Or Not. Searching The Web. Indexes and Catalogues. Computers as Searchers. The Language of Dead Links. Comparing Search Engines. Advanced Searching and Boolean Logic. Unit 6 The Raw Materials of Web Writing. Two Languages of the Web. What you See is Not What you Get. Index of Terms. Bibliography

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