LINGUIST List 15.2854

Tue Oct 12 2004

Books: Disc Analysis/Lexicography, English: Crystal

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        1.    Charlotte Maxwell, A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak: Crystal



Message 1: A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak: Crystal

Date: 05-Oct-2004
From: Charlotte Maxwell <Charlotte.Maxwelleup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak: Crystal


Title: A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
     http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/edition_details.aspx?id=12078 ;
 
 
 Author: David Crystal, University of Wales, Bangor
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 0748621199 Pages: 160 Price: U.K. £ 30.00
 Paperback: ISBN: 0748619828 Pages: 160 Price: U.K. £ 6.99
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 Have you been flamed recently?
 
 Or pinged?
 
 Or felt 404?
 
 Do you know the difference between a MUD and a MOO?
 
 Or between a WAP and a WISP?
 
 Can you translate 8-o ?
 
 Or cu4T?
 
 Do you know what your country's domain name is?
 
 This exciting glossary provides all the answers. It includes an A to Z of
 the jargon entering the English language with the rise of the Internet and
 mobile phone technology, and it gives a dictionary-style treatment of those
 Internet terms which have begun to change their meaning in colloquial
 speech. Alongside a definition, each of these entries contains a set of
 illustrations showing contemporary usage, helping you to understand and -
 if you wish - actively participate in the cool communication of the
 electronic age. A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak also contains a
 comprehensive guide to the special languages that have developed within
 electronic media - smileys and text messaging - and a complete listing of
 Internet domain names. 
 
 Features:
 
 * The first glossary of Internet and mobile phone terminology
 
 * Includes numerous examples of real usage
 
 * Written by a leading expert on language and linguistics
 
 * Contains comprehensive lists of special symbols.
 
 David Crystal is the author of Language and the Internet and more than 50
 books on the English language and linguistics, as well as being a
 dictionary writer, the editor of a family of general encyclopedias, and the
 creator of a series of Internet initiatives. This unique combination of
 backgrounds informs A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak, which displays
 the accessibility and clarity that have become renowned as the Crystal
 hallmarks. 
 
 This book is a must-have for anyone wanting to keep pace with the
 revolutionary trends in English usage going on around them :-)
 
 Customers in North America please contact our distributors: Columbia
 University Press in the US and University of British Columbia Press in Canada. 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                      Lexicography
 
 Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
 
 
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=11733

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