The Language of ICT: Information Communication Technology

The Language of ICT: Information Communication Technology

Paperback Intertext

By (author) Tim Shortis


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 8mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 8 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415222753
  • ISBN 13: 9780415222754
  • Illustrations note: 9 b&w photographs, glossary, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 807,764

Product description

This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on new communication technologies. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced writer and teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook, Working with Texts: A core book for language analysis. Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, The Language of ICT : explores the nature of the electronic word and presents the new types of text in which it is found examines the impact of the rapid technological change we are living through analyses different texts, including email and answerphone messages, webpages, faxes, computer games and articles about IT provides detailed guidance on downloading material from the web, gives URLs to visit, and includes a dedicated webpage: www includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.

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Table of contents

Preface 1. What is it? The nature of new technologies and electronic text 2. Laying it out: Graphology, desktop publishing and multi-modal texts 3. Presenting it. How new technologies are presented in advertising and magazines 4. Specialising in it: Field specific language, jargon and subcultures 5. Naming it: Where do the new words come from? 6. Forming it: Word formation and new words 7. Tracking it: Tracing new words coming into language 8. Picturing it. Icons, symbols and metaphors 9. Mixing it. Mixed modes in e-mail and bulletin board messages 10. Speaking it in writing: Interactive written discourse in chat Glossary of key terms Bibliography and further references Website with sample electronic texts, language investigation projects and links