The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

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Professor of Sociology and Communication Brenda Danet, Brenda Danet, Susan C. Herring, Professor of Information Science and Linguistics Susan C Herring
Oxford University Press, USA, 4 jun. 2007 - 443 pagina's
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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Inhoudsopgave

Welcome to the Multilingual Internet
3
Writing Systems and the Internet
41
Linguistic and Discourse Features of ComputerMediated Communication
161
Gender and Culture
231
Language Choice and Code Switching
301
Broader Perspectives Language Diversity
383
Index
431
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Over de auteur (2007)

Brenda Danet is a Professor Emerita of Sociology and Communication at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Susan Herring is a Professor of Information Science and Linguistics at Indiana University.

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