The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

by Brenda Danet, Susan C. Herring
     
 

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 is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use,

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Overview

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 is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages, gender issues, public policy issues, and so on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195304800
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Welcome to the Multilingual Internet. Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring
Part I: Writing Systems and the Internet
Chapter 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 Sánchez, and Mariona Taul=e
Part III: Gender and Culture
Chapter 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-Switiching
Chapter 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, Åsa Abelin, and Ralph Schroeder
Part V: Broader Perspectives: Language Diversity
Chapter 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
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