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The Resource Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch

Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch

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Because internet : understanding the new rules of language
Title
Because internet
Title remainder
understanding the new rules of language
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Gretchen McCulloch
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Language
eng
Summary
A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular opensource project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. Even the most absurdlooking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence9780733638497 the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread. Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are
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McCulloch, Gretchen
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Language and the Internet
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
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Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-316) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780735210936
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019027982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780735210936
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019027982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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