Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

by Brenda Danet, Susan C. Herring
     
 

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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… See more details below

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. The scope of languages discussed in the volume is unusually broad, including non-native English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Portuguese. This book will be of great interest to anyone studying linguistics, applied linguistics, communication, anthropology and information sciences.

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"This book constitutes a landmark contribution to investigations into varied facets of language, culture, and onine communication. Just as [Naomi] Baron comments, it will prove to be a classic work among the internet literature. The volume will provide an invaluable resource for students as well as researchers in an array of fields." —Linguist List

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199719495
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/02/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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