The Multilingual Internet

The Multilingual Internet : Language, Culture, and Communication Online

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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 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 33mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195304802
  • 9780195304800
  • 1,458,068

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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 *show more

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