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
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen McCulloch
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source 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 absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence 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"--
  • "A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind our apps and platforms decide how our conversations are structured, 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 language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how the year you first accessed the internet determines how you talk online; how ~sparkly tildes~ became widely recognized as sarcasm punctuation; whether emoji are replacing words; and why internet dialects like doge, lolspeak, and snek are linguistically significant. 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
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P120.I6
LC item number
M28 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and the Internet
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
  • Language and the Internet
Label
Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch
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Publication
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
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Informal writing -- Language and society -- Internet people -- Typographical tone of voice -- Emoji and other internet gestures - How conversations change -- Memes and internet culture
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780735210936
Lccn
2018038232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088599449
  • (OCoLC)on1088599449
Label
Because internet : understanding the new rules of language, Gretchen McCulloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Informal writing -- Language and society -- Internet people -- Typographical tone of voice -- Emoji and other internet gestures - How conversations change -- Memes and internet culture
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780735210936
Lccn
2018038232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088599449
  • (OCoLC)on1088599449

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