LINGUIST List 14.2405

Fri Sep 12 2003

Qs: Communication Ling; Lang/Technology

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  1. Susana Martinez, Communication linguistics
  2. Eunice Koo, linguistics in relation to technology

Message 1: Communication linguistics

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:26:57 +0000
From: Susana Martinez <>
Subject: Communication linguistics

Dear all-

my name is Susana, and I'm currently working on my dissertation for my
PhD in English Linguistics. I just started reading about this approach
called Communication Linguistics, and I'm really interested in
learning about its theoretical basis and also about its applications
so far. I'm working on a cross-cultural analysis of situational irony
in the TV show ''The Simpsons''. I am aware of the work of Elisa Asp
and Michael Gregory, but that's basically as much as I've been able to
find. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for references
that I can look for. Thank you so much for your help.

Susana Martinez Guillem, MA
Adjunct instructor
Communication Studies
The University of Iowa
105 BCSB
Iowa City, IA, USA 
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Message 2: linguistics in relation to technology

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 23:03:32 +0000
From: Eunice Koo <>
Subject: linguistics in relation to technology

Hi! I'm looking for books on the evolution of language due to the
recent spurt of technology, specifically on how paging, text
messaging, and e-mailing have inadvertently created a new language
(e.g. ''brb,'' ''lol'' ''cya''). I've read Naomi Baron's ''Alphabet to
E-mail,'' but was hoping for a more specific book that not only deals
with the changing English language, but if possible, social and
cultural ramifications. Thank you!
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