LINGUIST List 12.99

Wed Jan 17 2001

Qs: English/Internet's Effect, Punctuation Studies

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  1. Robert Beard, Internet's effect on English
  2. David Sherriff, English punctuation

Message 1: Internet's effect on English

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:47:26 -0500
From: Robert Beard <rbeardyourdictionary.com>
Subject: Internet's effect on English

I have a friend writing an article for the popular press about the impact of
the Web and the Internet on the English language. Is anyone researching
this question? 

Thanks.

- RB

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Message 2: English punctuation

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:01:04 +0000
From: David Sherriff <dsherriffuclan.ac.uk>
Subject: English punctuation


	Hello Linguists,

	I am writing a dissertation on punctuation. I am studying it
	diachronically, from 1968 until the present, looking at the
	changes. I am looking for other diachronic studies of Mod.E
	punctuation use for comparison and reference. I can find NONE. Am I
	alone in my interest?
	
	I will, of course, try to summarize any responses.
	
	
	 David Sherriff
	
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